Amanda Nunes is atop the MMA world once again.
At UFC 277 on Saturday, “The Lioness” regained the UFC bantamweight title in an epic main event clash with rival Julianna Peña, avenging a shocking loss to Peña from this past December. Nunes put on an impressive performance to win a unanimous decision in a bout that displayed both Nunes’ incredible talents and Peña’s absurd toughness. Despite being knocked down multiple times, Peña battled Nunes tooth and claw for 25 minutes.
Regardless, Nunes’ win put her back firmly in pole position for any discussion about the greatest female fighters in the history of MMA. She is also a two-division champion once again, adding the bantamweight belt back to the featherweight belt that has yet to lose.
Fighters talking about the headlining bout on social media were eager to praise both Nunes and Peña, with several fighters declaring that Nunes is the GOAT, and others in awe that Peña even made it to the final bell of such a bloody encounter.
See the best reactions below and check out what else fighters had to say about a dramatic UFC 277 main card.
Looks like Amanda decide to fully copy my stand up game— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) July 31, 2022
Great fight both ladies! #UFC277
25 mins of nonstop action! both ladies proved why they are the top dogs!— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) July 31, 2022
We need a trilogy— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 31, 2022
We doing rematches now?! #CyborgVsNunes2— Grand Slam Champ CrisCyborg.com (@criscyborg) July 31, 2022
Nunes looked so dominant tonight! Showed that there was definitely something off in that first fight.— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) July 31, 2022
Looked incredible coming into this week and showed her levels! #UFC277
What a fight!— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) July 31, 2022
Sheesh that arm bar was close— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) July 31, 2022
Whoa. That was close !!— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) July 31, 2022
Mannnnnnnnnn— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 31, 2022
Nunes is looking elite rn but don’t count Pena out— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) July 31, 2022
Amanda is looking great, she’s beating her down ! #ufc277— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) July 31, 2022
Amanda Nunes getting loose and letting it fly now. Impressive bounce back performance so far #UFC277— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) July 31, 2022
Let’s gooo we got us a fight— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 31, 2022