After defeating Irene Aldana to keep her bantamweight title at UFC 289 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Amanda Nunes declared her retirement. Nunes outhit her opponent throughout the fight. She spent some time with nerve damage in one leg and wants to go down in history as the greatest female boxer ever.
In the future, Nunes hopes to continue her involvement in mixed martial arts and coach a female champion, but she will first take some time to visit her wife and family in Brazil. Aldana received many elbows to the face, one of which caused a wound on her face.
Dana White, president of the UFC, commended Nunes as an inspiration to the sport and a superb competitor. After the fight, Aldana was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
Charles Oliveira defeated lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in Abu Dhabi in the autumn by way of TKO, setting up a prospective title showdown. All six of the Canadian boxers or those residing in Canada went unbeaten to top off a fantastic night for them.
- Amanda Nunes retires after UFC 289 bantamweight title fight, suffering nerve damage.
- Nunes plans to coach a female mixed martial arts champion, and visit Brazil.
- Charles Oliveira defeats Makhachev, Canadian boxers unbeaten.
Many fighters were not aware of Mike Malott’s presence until after their separate matches when he defeated Adam Fugitt via submission.
During Malott’s exit from the ring, a railing collapsed, sending spectators crashing to the ground and hitting one of the Canadian fighter’s cornermen in the hip. 17,628 people showed up for the fight in Vancouver, and gate receipts totaled $5.4 million. As the next probable site for a Canadian fight, Toronto would be a sensible decision.