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Nunes pulls stunning submission win versus Tate to win UFC title

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By Ivan Saldajeno

LAS VEGAS--Amanda Nunes became the fourth fighter to win the UFC women's bantamweight title after beating erstwhile champ Miesha Tate in the main event of UFC 200 at the T Mobile Arena on Sunday (Philippine Time).

With the late schedule tweak led by Jon Jones' exclusion from the fighters' list putting the women's title bout as the headliner, Nunes pulled a huge upset against the highly touted Tates to bring home MMA's top prize for distaffs.

Entering the octagon a plus-200 underdog, the Brazilian challenger showcased her striking prowess against the American holder, which came in a minus-240 favorite, bloodying her early on before finishing the fight with a rear naked choke submission with 1:44 left in the very first round.

Nunes' victory marked the fourth straight time the UFC women's bantamweight title changed hands.

Tate, who failed in her first championship defense, held the title after beating Holly Holm in the latter's first defense of the belt she got from Ronda Rousey.

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