BREAKING: Nina Nunes to Return to UFC Action in December

Published 08/20/2021, 1:11 AM EDT


Nina Nunes is all set to return to action at the UFC event on December 18 against Amanda Lemos. Nunes last competed in the UFC back in April 2021 in a losing effort against Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 23.

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Nunes, a professional MMA fighter since 2010, has an MMA record of (10-7.) Her opponent, Lemos, on the other hand, has a much more impressive MMA record of (10-1-1).

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Lemos has been in incredible form recently, winning her last 4 UFC fights. Currently, she sits at #13 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings. With a victory over the seventh-ranked Nunes, she would look to move up in the division.

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Ever since the news of a fight between Nunes and Lemos broke, people have been eagerly waiting for the fighter to return to action. ‘The Strina’ is one of the most popular fighters in the women’s division, as apart from being a great fighter, she is the wife of two-weight champion Amanda Nunes.

A win for Ansaroff may help her get back on track, but a loss may send her out of the top 10 at 115 lbs.

What to expect from the fight between Nina Nunes and Amanda Lemos?

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Amanda Lemos has been in dominant form recently and has won her last 2 fights via 1st round TKOs. Ever since moving down to the strawweight division, the fighter has performed admirably, winning all her fights convincingly. Therefore, it is clear that when Lemos faces Nunes, she will be the slight favorite.

However, despite losing her last 2 UFC fights, Nina Nunes remains a very talented fighter. ‘The Strina’ has been a part of some great fights over the years, defeating fighters like Angela Hill and Randa Markos. Therefore, one cannot count Nunes out when she faces Lemos later this year.

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Who do you think will win the fight? Nina Nunes or Amanda Lemos? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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