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UFC’s Amanda Nunes Defends Championship Against Ronda Rousey with Remarkable 1st-Round Knockout

Amanda Nunes
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The out athlete shared a celebratory kiss with partner Nina Ansaroff after the 48-second bout.

UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes successfully defended her title from challenger Ronda Rousey Friday after a technical knockout in the first round.

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The Las Vegas bout lasted 48 seconds as Nunes pummeled Rousey with skillful yet aggressive strikes, sending Rousey spinning before the referee called the match for Nunes.

Nunes, who is openly gay, won the title first in July when she defeated fighter Miesha Tate. She became the first openly gay title holder in the mixed martial arts fighting league.

After her fight with Nunes, she shared a kiss with partner Nina Ansaroff.

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