LAS 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.
The disabled Community, comprising the deaf, blind and other categories of vulnerable groups, is calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., to reconstitute the leadership of the National Commission on Disability (NCD).The group recently issued a statement signed by Thompson Wialison, chair of the Steering Committee of the National Union of Organizations for the Disabled (NUOD). Mr. Wialison is himself physically challenged.In their statement, the NUOD commended President Sirleaf and Veep Boakai for the generous Season’s gifts presented to them, but said the greatest gift they desire for now is the appointment or reconstitution of the three new directors at the NCD.“The Disabled Community wishes to remind President Sirleaf that on June 4 last year, the Civil Service Agency (CSA) conducted an interview for the three positions at the NCD— the executive director, deputy for administration, and deputy director for technical services. [Several qualified] disabled were interviewed and subsequently forwarded by the CSA to the office of the V.P. for onward submission to the office of the President for official appointment. “Since the process started,” the NUOD noted, “there have been some “unfortunate” delays among the bureaucrats regarding the submission of the names to the office of the President for appointment of the three new NDC directors.The disabled group is reminding the office of the V.P. to speedily submit the names to the office of the President so that [appropriate action] relative to the appointment of the three new NCD directors would be taken. This said NUOD, will enhance “the future growth and development of Liberians living with disabilities.”The Disabled Community has further congratulated President Sirleaf and Veep Boakai for their numerous official lobbying initiatives with the international community for assistance to enhance their welfare, especially in the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD) that has plagued the country since March last year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)