Amanda Nunes was carried out of the arena with her championship belts over her shoulders after she head kick KO'd Holly Holm

Amanda Nunes knocked out Holly Holm

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Amanda Nunes knocked out Holly Holm.

  • Amanda Nunes added another former champion's scalp to her ever-growing list of vanquished foes.
  • Nunes knocked Holly Holm out with a leg kick at UFC 239 on Saturday, before being carried out of the arena with her two UFC championship belts draped over her shoulders.
  • She has now beaten ever former UFC bantamweight champion, every former UFC featherweight champion, and every former Bellator featherweight champion that has ever ruled.
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Amanda Nunes, the queen of combat sports, is so good at fighting she was carried out of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas having retained her UFC bantamweight world title in highlight-reel fashion on Saturday.

Nunes has been on a history-making run since she won the bantamweight title with a rear-naked choke submission win over Miesha Tate at UFC 200 in 2016.
In subsequent fights, she beat Ronda Rousey in a bruising punch-up, edged Valentina Shevchenko in 2017, and destroyed Cris Cyborg in a single round, last year.

Now, it was Holly Holm's turn.

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Against Holm at UFC 239, Nunes worked her way into the bout, attempting to get around Holm's oblique kicks by firing overhand right counter punches.

Then, with less than one minute left on the round clock, Nunes executed a shot that has long been a trademark Holm move. The Brazilian, with all her weight on her left foot, swung her right at Holm's face and landed a textbook kick that fell the American. Nunes then followed-up with afters, but the fight was over - the night was hers.Read more: Jon Jones was helped to the locker room after his narrow win over Thiago Santos at UFC 239

With the win, Nunes has now beaten every UFC bantamweight champion, ever UFC featherweight champion, and every Bellator featherweight champion that has ever ruled.

Standing in the middle of the cage with her two belts draped over her shoulders, the UFC commentator Joe Rogan told her that she has erased any doubt as to whether or not she's the greatest female fighter of all time.

"Amazing!" She beamed. "A lot of people say, whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas … but these belts go home with me!"

Nunes, wearing a cap back to front, then left the arena carried out by her team as members of the press recorded the footage on their phones.