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Amanda Nunes – “I’m Done Playing, I’m Planning To Fight For The 125lb Belt”

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Amanda Nunes has confirmed her intention to move down in weight to fight Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight championship belt.

In a time where exclusivity of dual-weight champion status is diminishing by the blockbuster PPV, the newly-crowned queen of the women’s featherweight division is planning to push it one step further.

Taking to her official Twitter account, Nunes announced her intention to fight for the 125lb belt after ruling out a return to featherweight today.

Nunes holds a pair of wins over the division’s champion Valentina Shevchenko but in the time since their UFC 215 meeting, Val has looked nothing short of incredible – with many picking her to rule the division for quite some time.

Their second fight was a razor-close chess-match and frankly, many would have believed it would be Shevchenko who would move up in weight to attempt to win a second belt in a third-showdown against Nunes but who knows, the Brazilian could well beat her the punch.

It’s not exactly clear whether the weight-cut would be too much for ‘The Lioness’ or not but with this tweet she has given us at least some indication of her plans.

As for the next defense of her UFC bantamweight strap, she went on to point to Holly Holm as a potential opponent.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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