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Amanda Nunes creates a piece of history following 51-second knockout of Cyborg

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Amanda Nunes has created a piece of UFC history after becoming the first woman to hold championship belts in different divisions simultaneously.

The 30-year-old Brazilian wasted no time in demolishing her opponent - the most dominant female fighter in UFC history Cris Cyborg - after just 51 seconds on Saturday evening at UFC 232.

The result marks Cyborg’s first professional defeat in 13 years since her debut back in 2005.

Nunes had moved up a weight division to face featherweight champion Cyborg at the main event in California.

After just 20 seconds of the fight, the Brazilian took the front foot by rocking Cyborg with a quick-fire leg kick.

Cyborg tried to recover, but never did, as Nunes rocked her with the left hand before a bruising right hook to the face of Cyborg put her on her knees for a brief moment.

“Cyborg’s hurt! She’s hurt bad! Nunes said she could knock her out and now we’re seeing that it’s real," described the BT Sport commentators, who themselves couldn’t believe what they were witnessing.

Cyborg fought on and tried her best to make inroads into the fight, but was again visibly rattled by a left-handed punch by Nunes as she fell to the deck again.

Nunes only needed one more huge right hook to send Cyborg down again and ultimately for the referee to call a halt to the fight and crown the new women’s featherweight champion.

The 51-second KO impressively only marks Nunes’ fifth fastest ever knockout, her quickest being only 11 seconds.

She joins male UFC fighters Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier as the only fighters to hold two UFC world titles at once.

Nunes confirmed her status as one of the greatest fighters of all time.

She adds the scalp of Cyborg to an already stacked list of victims containing the likes of Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

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