Two-division champion Amanda Nunes is heading into another defense of her bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 in December, but after that she’ll be heading back up to featherweight according to Dana White.
Nunes won the 145lb title with a stunning 51 seconds knockout of Cris Cyborg back in December of last year, but dropped back down to 135lbs after that and claimed a TKO victory over Holly Holm.
Given that she’s staying at bantamweight for his next fight that’s resulted in some concerns that the featherweight division might be fading away, but White has insisted that’s not the case.
“She will defend it after this fight. 100 percent,” White said earlier this week. “She wants to and she will. Imagine her not having to cut weight.
“After beating [Cris] Cyborg and the other people that she’s beat at 35, who does she have to worry about right now that she would be like ‘oh I don’t want to defend my 145-pound title’.”
Of course the biggest fight for Nunes at featherweight is no longer available though due to the UFC opting not to renew Cyborg’s contract.
With that in mind there’s no clear contender available to face Nunes at this time, but it’s going to be next year before the fight would take place anyway, so that will give the UFC brass time to work on a potential opponent.