Amanda Nunes on UFC 200 title bout with Miesha Tate: “I have all the tools to beat Miesha”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Amanda Nunes (photo credit Mark J. Rebilas © USA Today Sports)

“I believe that Miesha, as a fighter, has a lot of holes in her game. In the stand up or on the ground, I have all the tools to beat Miesha and I will show it to all of you. She can be defeated. If it’s my time, I will win. Standing up or on the ground, it doesn’t matter.”

-UFC 200 title challenger Amanda Nunes talks to Portal do Vale Tudo about her matchup with Miesha Tate (translated by Lucas Rezende at

Penick’s Analysis: Nunes is a dangerous challenger, and she absolutely has the tools to win this fight. If she hits Tate early she can stop the fight, and she’s got a good top game with vicious ground and pound if she gets the fight to the ground. Her cardio is the biggest problem with her game, so she’s in trouble a bit if she fails to hurt Tate early, but she’s very much a live dog in this fight.

[Photo (c) Mark J. Rebilas via USA Today Sports]

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