Brazilian martial arts expert Amanda Nunes won! She retained her featherweight belt by beating (hands down) submissive Megan Anderson on Saturday night at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 259 (UFC) in Las Vegas. Israel Adesanya failed him in his quest for a second belt, losing his light heavyweight title fight to Jan Blachowicz.
The Bookmakers Sweated on Saturday Night!
The bookmakers had established many forecasts and in particular that of seeing Amanda Nunes great champion of this evening. The growing number of punters betting on MMA held their breath until the last minute. This evening’s success was worldwide and online sports betting platforms saw their curve soar. The lucky bettors wanted to savour their victory by spending their newly won money on online casino sites and in particular on Jazzy Spins, one of the top mobile casinos in the UK!
A Deserved Victory for Amanda Nunes
The first fighter in UFC history to own two championship belts in two weight classes, Amanda Nunes defended her featherweight title against Megan Anderson. The 32-year-old two-time champion ended her fight in the first round by submission Saturday at UFC 259 in Las Vegas. Following her victory over Felicia Spencer in June, this is the second featherweight belt defence for the one who also holds the bantamweight title and is often considered the best fighter in history. The numbers speak for themselves. Amanda Nunes is now 21 wins to four losses in mixed martial arts, since her MMA debut in 2008. The Brazilian is even on an impressive streak of 12 successes at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the most prestigious league of this combat sport. She has defended her UFC bantamweight belt five times and has just defended the featherweight belt for the third time, on March 6, 2021 in Las Vegas.
Israel Adesanya Won’t Achieve His Dreams
Israel Adesanya dreamed of imitating Amanda Nunes by winning a second belt. But all did not go as planned for the middleweight champion against his fellow light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz. Unbeaten in 20 mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, the Nigerian living in New Zealand suffered at the end of the fight the power and the struggle of his Polish opponent. He finally lost by unanimous decision of the three judges and will not become the fourth UFC men’s champion (two different belts) after Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Henry Cejudo.
A Disappointing Third Fight Between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling
Finally, the third fight which involved a champion’s belt had a disappointing end. King of the bantamweight since UFC 251 in July, Petr Yan dominated his challenger Aljamain Sterling. But a few seconds from the end of the fourth round, the Russian, nicknamed “No Mercy” gave a violent knee to his opponent while he was on the ground. A technique prohibited in the UFC. Stunned, Sterling could not resume the fight and Yan was therefore disqualified, giving up his belt to the American.