UFC 245: Amanda Nunes retains women’s bantamweight title with unanimous decision over Germaine de Randamie

first_imgLAS VEGAS — The baddest woman on the planet found herself in a fight Saturday. She showed that she’s far more than a devastating striker.Two-division champion Amanda Nunes deployed a proficient wrestling game to ground Germaine de Randamie over the course of five rounds and retained her UFC women’s bantamweight title with a unanimous decision victory. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearNunes — who has spent the past three fights mauling her opponents with devastating striking — wasn’t able to overpower the Dutch kickboxer. Instead, Nunes mixed in takedowns that left de Randamie helpless.Things nearly came to an abrupt halt in the first round when Nunes took down de Randamie, pummeled her with heavy strikes and almost ended the fight twice with submission attempts. De Randamie managed to survive and even turned the fight around in the second frame when she stunned the champion with a wicked knee. Nunes appeared to expend a great deal of energy looking for an early finish and de Randamie took full advantage in the second. She landed crisp counterstrikes and had the champion in trouble, albeit briefly.  Recognizing that de Randamie wasn’t going to allow her to land the thudding right hand, Nunes opted to utilize her wrestling to ground her opponent. From there, it was a simple rinse and repeat as de Randamie’s back and the canvas got familiar during the final three rounds. The champ changing levels! ⬇️🏆 @Amanda_Leoa #UFC245 pic.twitter.com/RsS7zILJ8K— UFC (@ufc) December 15, 2019Try as she might, de Randamie had no answers for Nunes’ wrestling and repeatedly found herself looking up at the lights as Nunes pounded on her during the third and fourth rounds. With the fight seemingly in the bag, Nunes took all of nine seconds to ground de Randamie again in the fifth and never gave her the opportunity to get to her feet. Aside from the second round, it was total domination from the “champ champ” as Nunes earned scores of 49-44, 49-46 and 49-45 from the judges.last_img read more

DONEGAL ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONT

first_imgDONEGAL community campaigners have taken their case to politicians in the North, fearing a sewage plant will damage Lough FoyleA delegation of environmental campaigners led by Enda Craig, spokesperson for the Community For a Clean Estuary (CFCE) have met with the Northern Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’ Neill and with members of the Environment Committee in the Assembly to outline their concerns about the impact on the Foyle estuary from the proposed sewerage treatment plant at Carnagarve between Moville and Greencastle.Mr Craig was joined by renowned environmentalist, Dr Karin Dubsky, coordinator of Coastwatch Europe, Moville based zoologist, Dr Trish Murphy, and Dr Liam Campbell – a local academic whose specialises in river catchments. The campaigners were joined by local TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.Enda Craig outlined the history of the Moville/ Greencastle sewerage scheme and the concerns of the community at Carnagarve and surrounding town-lands.Dr Dubsky and Dr Murphy outlined the unique potential of the wetland eco system in the Foyle estuary from natural oysters and other shellfish to recently discovered sea grass.They requested that the Northern Executive work with the Irish Government to develop the estuary into a international Ramsar special area of conservation and explained that the immense potential of all of this could be seriously undermined if Donegal County proceed with their plans for the plant at Carnagarve. Dr Campbell outlined his concerns that authorities on both sides of the Foyle are in a position to further damage the Foyle estuary because of the zoning of much of it as “coastal” back in 1990 and demonstrated that this zoning is erroneous and needs to be changed to protect the amenity of Lough FoyleSpeaking afterwards, Enda Craig said: “We brought the campaign to protect the Foyle estuary to politicians in Stormont today because they have a shared responsibility with the Irish government to protect this vital resource.“It was clear that the Minister and the other Assembly members we met were moved by our presentations and they have assured us that they will pursue these matters with their southern counterparts.“There is no doubt that the appropriate location for the outflow pipe of a future sewerage scheme for Moville and Greencastle is out into coastal waters and not into the Foyle estuary.“In recent months, we have taken our campaign to Europe supported by MEPs Marian Harkin and Martina Anderson and now to Stormont and we have had the Joint First Minister, Martin McGuinness out to see for himself the issues at Carnagarve beach. “We will keep fighting because the cost of defeat is too high for all of our communities that live beside Lough Foyle”.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Minister O’ Neill was clearly impressed by the strength of the arguments from this eminent delegation of environmental campaigners. The history of the Moville and Greencastle sewerage scheme is one of shameful failure. Rather than develop the wonderful amenity of the Foyle estuary, Donegal County Council has given into political tomfoolery and failed everyone in the area.“I hope that in the absence of leadership at council level in Donegal or from the Irish government that both Europe and the Northern Assembly can now pursue this matter so that common sense is restored at last.”Pictured are Minister Michelle O’Neill and the environmental campaign team. Names left to right: Dr. Trish Murphy (Celebrate Water), Maeve McLaughlin (MLA for Derry), Dr. Liam Campbell (Specialist in river catchment), Dr. Karin Dubsky (Co-ordinator Coastwatch Europe), Padraig MacLochlainn (Sinn Fein TD), Michelle O’Neill (Northern Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development), Enda Craig (Spokesperson CFCE). DONEGAL ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONT was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONTGreencastlemovillelast_img read more