BEEF! Cat Zingano and Amanda Nunes go to WAR on Twitter

By Chris Taylor - October 12, 2016

News broke earlier today that current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will make her first title defense at December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas when she squares off with former title holder Ronda Rousey.

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Amanda Nunes is currently riding an impressive four-fight win streak, her latest being a title-capturing first-round submission victory over Miesha Tate at July’s UFC 200 event.

Nunes most recent loss occurred way back in September of 2014 when she was defeated by Cat Zingano at UFC 178. Amanda’s loss to Zingano came in devastating fashion as Cat battered “The Lioness” with punches and elbows forcing the referee to step in and stop the action in the fight’s third-round.

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Upon hearing the news of the Rousey vs. Nunes title fight, Cat Zingano took to Twitter with the following post stating that she was looking forward to avenging her previous loss to “Rowdy”, this after Ronda defeats Amanda on December 30.

“The Lioness” did not take well to “Alpha’s” post and fired back with the following message.

From there all hell broke loose as the two women’s bantamweight standouts went back and forth trading barbs. Check it out:

Since defeating Amanda Nunes via third-round TKO at UFC 178, Cat Zingano (9-2 MMA) has gone 0-2. “Alpha” suffered a 14-second submission loss (armbar) to Ronda Rousey at UFC 184 and was most recently defeated by top contender Julianna Pena at July’s UFC 200 event via decision.

Meanwhile, Amanda Nunes has gone 4-0 since suffering her TKO loss to Cat Zingano in September of 2014. “The Lioness” has scored stoppage victories over Shayna Baszler, Sara McMann and the aforementioned Miesha Tate in that time. Nunes’ lone decision victory during her current four-fight win streak came over surging contender Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 196 this past March.

Who would you like to see Cat Zingano face next in her attempt to climb back up the women’s bantamweight ranks? Sound off PENN Nation!


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