While speaking to MMA Junkie, Miesha Tate explained why she believes Amanda Nunes could be the one to beat Cris Cyborg.
“I think Amanda could be the one to beat Cyborg. The reason that I say that is because I’ve been hit by Amanda. I’ve never been hit by Cyborg and I’m sure she hits like a truck but I can definitely attest to the power that Amanda has and she’s deceptively lengthy. She’s very long. You think you’re out of her range and you’re not. She’s someone who could actually probably hurt Cyborg.”
Tate said that Cybor is still the favorite to win but not after a long fought bout with Nunes.
“Cyborg is the woman to beat. I think odds are still in Cyborg’s favor, but Amanda does possess the ability to hurt and stop Cyborg. I think she has the ability to hurt and stop a lot of men. So, with that being said, I don’t think it would be a mistake on her part to go up to 145 and take on the biggest challenge that there is.”