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New champion crowned in UFC 200 main event as Nunes emerges victorious

Amanda Nunes submitted Miesha Tate to become the UFC’s fourth bantamweight champion since November.

UFC 200 Mixed Martial Arts Amanda Nunes celebrates with the UFC bantanweight belt. Source: John Locher

IN THE HEADLINE bout at UFC 200 overnight in Las Vegas, the women’s bantamweight division got its fourth different champion since November.

Brazil’s Amanda Nunes (13-4) bombarded Miesha Tate (18-6) with strikes, eventually forcing the defending champion down. From there she worked her way towards a fight-winning rear-naked choke after 3:16 of the first round at the T-Mobile Arena.

Nunes succeeds Tate as the title-holder in the 135lbs division. Last March, Tate dethroned Holly Holm, who became the first woman to defeat Ronda Rousey back in November.

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