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UFC Fighter Amanda Nunes Becomes First Openly LGBTQ Champion

"The most important thing is I'm happy with my life," she says

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    Amanda Nunes celebrates after defeating Miesha Tate during their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 200, Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas.

    Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter Amanda Nunes defeated Miesha Tate Saturday night at UFC 200 to become the organization's first openly LGBTQ champion — and the new women's bantamweight title holder, NBC News reports.

    "This is a dream come true for me," Nunes said in a post-fight interview posted by UFC. "I waited 10 years [of] my life [for] this moment, and finally now I'm the champion."

    In a press conference following the fight, Nunes was asked whether it makes her proud to be "the first openly gay champion in the history of the UFC."

    "This is amazing," Nunes said. "The most important thing is I'm happy with my life." She also professed her love and admiration for her girlfriend, a fellow UFC fighter.