Nina Nunes is the wife of UFC star Amanda Nunes. She certainly watched Amanda’s fight against Julianna Pena with the women’s bantamweight title on the line at the recently concluded UFC 269 pay-per-view. She has reacted to Amanda’s shocking loss to Julianna Pena in the co-main event. Pena submitted the former two-division women’s champion in the second round via rear-naked choke. Amanda recently stunned her daughter with weight loss as she had shared a picture.
Nina Nunes is proud of Amanda Nunes
Despite the loss to Julianna Pena, Nina took to Twitter to show her support for her wife. She stated she’s proud of everything Amanda has accomplished in the fight game. She also showed immense spirit by congratulating new women’s bantamweight queen Pena for her spectacular victory on the night:
“Super proud of my wife @Amanda_Leoa and all that she has accomplished. Congrats to @VenezuelanVixen and her team,” Nina said.
— Nina Ansaroff (@NinaAnsaroff) December 12, 2021
Though Amanda Nunes suffered a disappointing loss, she was very graceful in congratulating her opponent in the post-match interview. She openly conceded she was bested by the better fighter on the night:
“Congratulations to Julianna. She’s a warrior. Honestly, no surprise at all. I know she can get hit and still move forward. Just today, I shut down. I’m going to keep working to fix it and soon I’ll be back,” Nunes said in the post fight interview.
In the final moments of the bout, Pena landed a series of combination strikes successfully and Nunes was clearly struggling. She then took the fight to the ground yet again. She took Nunes’ back with ease, locking in a rear-naked choke. Nunes tapped immediately, leaving fans across the globe in shock as the seemingly unconquerable ‘Lioness’ was finally conquered. Julianna Pena emerged with a comprehensive victory and became the new queen of the women’s bantamweight division.