"I waited 10 years [of] my life [for] this moment, and finally now I'm the champion".
While he signed a multi-year and lucrative contract with WWE ahead of Wrestlemania 31 last April, there is always a good chance he could make more appearances with UFC. Silva goaded Cormier into a few striking exchanges, and he even hurt Cormier slightly in the final minute, but the champ won 30-26 on all three cards.
Nunes' longtime partner ― and a fellow UFC fighter ― Nina Ansaroff echoed her words, emphasizing that the domino effects of Nunes' feat go well beyond their own personal, private lives. I love her. It's fantastic (to be first UFC gay champion).
Nunes (13-4) became the third woman in the last eight months since Ronda Rousey lost the belt to become the queen of the 135-pound division.
In the night's finale, Nunes, who entered Saturday's mega-event as the No. 6 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women's bantamweight rankings, again started strong and pounced on Tate early.
"I feel incredible", said Nunes, who along with Tate replaced Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier in the main event after Jones was pulled for a doping violation Wednesday.
WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar made a successful UFC comeback after a almost five-year absence from mixed martial arts by defeating no. 8-ranked contender Mark Hunt in the heavyweight bout, The Sun UK reported Sunday. She dropped Cupcake with another knee to the dome, where she quickly pounced and forced the tap with a rear-naked choke, the same submission Tate used to dethrone Holly Holm at UFC 196.
With the two headlining fights of the card, there were also some other fighters that put on some great performances.
Dana White has promised that Rousey will get an immediate title shot whenever she returns to fighting, and it looks like she'll get a fresh face also. Julianna Pena strengthened his chance for a title shot when she defeated former title challenger Cat Zingano.
Lauzon and Diego Sanchez were supposed to engage in a war, but this war was one-sided.