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UFC 289: Amanda Nunes retires after dominant win over Irene Aldana

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Nunes shared the celebratory moment with her daughter, Raegan.

Amanda Nunes, a star in the UFC circuit, has declared her retirement after an impressive victory against Irene Aldana in UFC 289.

At 35 years of age, Nunes is regarded by many as the greatest female mixed martial artist ever. She is the only woman in the promotion to hold two titles simultaneously.

Following her triumphant win at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, she placed her two belts at the center of the canvas, announcing her final fight.

“This is the perfect evening to retire,” she expressed.

“My mother has been imploring me to do this for quite a while. She can’t handle it anymore. I intend to relish everything I’ve achieved. I want to do a bit of traveling with my family.

“I left my family in Brazil at a young age to pursue this dream, but I never envisioned becoming a champion. However, when I did, it was extraordinary.

“I originate from a small city in Brazil, unknown to many, but I’ve managed to become a champion here. Now, it’s time to depart. Thank you.”

Nunes controlled the match against Aldana, successfully defending her bantamweight title, with scores tallying 50-44, 50-44, and 50-43.

The Brazilian UFC women’s featherweight champion has had an exceptional 15-year career with 27 fights, including two of the most superior title reigns in UFC history.

Throughout her career, she has vanquished numerous former champions, among them Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, and Valentina Shevchenko.

Initially, she was slated to face Julianna Pena in a trilogy fight, but due to an injury last month, the former champion had to withdraw, leading to Aldana stepping in as a replacement.

Nunes hints that her retirement will leave a void among her fans.

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