After his win, Jones turned his attention to his old rival Cormier, who relinquished the title the day before UFC 232 rather than be officially stripped of the belt on fight night. "The Lioness" dispatched Cyborg, who hadn't lost since 2005, in under a minute. Nunes rocked "Cyborg" with a brisk left-right combination to the face at the outset and continued to shatter her opponent's equilibrium with powerful punches until it was over.
Cyborg had been the heavy favourite going into the fight but took her defeat graciously.
Gustafssson derided Jones as a cheater and said he'd beat him anyway, but Jones expertly controlled the distance and Gustafsson had little success with his strikes. Nunes buckled Justino's knees in the opening seconds, and she eventually knocked down Justino twice.
What could have been a four-year ban ended up being reduced to 15 months after an arbitration ruling, clearing the way for Jones to headline Saturday's card, but an another issue arose last week when recent tests returned atypical findings. Nunes is now both the Featherweight and Bantamweight champion.
Volkanovski stretched his MMA win streak to 16 and UFC record to 6-0, with a second round TKO over former world title contender Chad Mendes.
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In his post-fight interview, Jones targeted a third meeting with Daniel Cormier.
Ladies and gentlemen, I dare any of you to give me an argument as to why Amanda Nunes is not the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time. I need to know that there's guys like him out there. "My coach told me that when I hit her the first time, it would make her insane and want to come get me".
"Prove to the fans that you're the champ-champ".
"When we do figure out what's next, I don't know how many times he's going to fight this year, who he is going to fight, if he's going to win, how he's going to win - any of those things", White said.
"Come get a taste, I'm here". I'm here, get your belt back.