Amanda Nunes is a Brazilian-born professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC. She is also the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion.
Not to mention, she is the first woman to win two divisions UFC champion.
Furthermore, Nunes is the third fighter in the UFC who holds titles in two weight classes, after Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.
Also known as “The Lioness,” Amanda is one of the greatest fighters of all time.
Before the Ultimate Fighting Championship, she also competed in the StrikeForce and Invicta FC.
As commendable as her career is, Amanda is also a win for the LGBTQ+ community. Why is that? Find out!
|Amanda Lourenço Nunes
|May 30, 1988
|35 years old
|Pojuca, Bahia, Brazil
|Two Older Sisters
|5 ft 8 in (173cm)
|Mixed Martial Artist
|Ultimate Fighting Championship
|69 (175 cm)
|Raegan Ann Nunes
|Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Amanda Nunes: Early Life
The Brazilian fighter Amanda was born on May 30, 1988. Her place of birth was Pojuca, Bahia, Brazil. She belongs to the Brazilian Nationality, and her zodiac sign is Gemini.
The Lioness Aka Amanda Nunes is not a single child to her parents. The youngest of her three sisters, she grew up with her single mother in her birthplace.
Since her childhood, Amanda has been passionate about sports. Initially, Nunes took karate lessons when she was four years old.
Furthermore, when she was 16, she pursued training in boxing. Before UFC, she also competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Age and Body Measurements
The famous MMA fighter has maintained a perfect personality. At the same time, her perfect body measurements can be summarized as 26-27-35 inches.
Nunes has a good height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 66 kg. Similarly, her shoe size is 9.5 (US) whereas her dress size is 8 (US).
She has attractive dark brown eyes and dark brown hair, which defines her perfect personality.
Strike Force and Invicta FC
Nunes made her professional MMA debut in 2008 at Prime Championship MMA 2. After five straight wins, Nunes then made her way to the Strikeforce, defeating her very first contender Julia Budd by knockout. That too, in 14 seconds.
Throughout her journey in Invicta FC, she has defeated numerous opponents, including Raquel Pa’aluhi.
Next year, she fought against Sarah D’ Alelio and lost the fight via unanimous decision.
She was later scheduled to fight against Kaitlin Young on April 5, 2013, but withdrew due to an arm injury.
Amanda Nunes: UFC
For someone as fearsome and capable as Nunes, Invicta soon became a small battlefield. Hence, it was only time before she joined the big fish and made her debut at the UFC.
On her debut match at UFC 163 on August 3, 2013, Nunes went against German fighter, Sheila Gaff. She won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Soon after, she won another fight against Germaine de Randamie, followed by another victory over Shayna Baszler.
Undoubtedly, Amanda Nunes is known for her footwork, combination punching, full-body punches, and defense.
At UFC 200, held on July 9, 2016, the Brazilian fighter defeated none other than the prominent MMA fighter Miesha Tate. In the second round, Nunes won the fight via submission (rear-naked choke).
Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey
Amanda Nunes came into the headlines when she defeated MMA Superstar Ronda Rousey at UFC 207. She won the fight by TKO just 48 seconds into the first round.
Amanda won her first title defense from the main event, claiming her spot at the top of UFC.
Similarly, Nunes returned to Bantamweight to earn her fourth title defense against Holly Holm.
In July 2019, She competed in the UFC 239 and won the fight in the first round. After beating Holly, she also won the “Performance of the Night Award.”
Amanda Nunes added another victory on March 6, 2021. In the first round, she defeated Australian MMA fighter Megan Anderson at UFC 259 by the triangular armbar.
Nunes took just two minutes and three seconds to finish the fight. After losing to Amanda, Megan will no longer be under the contract with UFC.
Awards & Accomplishments
UFC champion Amanda Nunes won the major awards of the Mixed Martial Arts. She has numerous awards in her name. Some of her significant awards include:
- First Woman in UFC history win two titles (Bantamweight and Featherweight)
- Performance of the Night (Five Times)
- Most Knockout wins in UFC Bantamweight division.
- Most Consecutive wins in the UFC’s Bantamweight Division
- Won the 2016 Equality Visibility Award
- Longest reigning UFC Champion of All Time (2517 days)
- Most wins in the UFC fights against women’s
- Sixth Multi-Divisional Champion in UFC history
Amanda Nunes has an outstanding record of 21-4-0. She has 21 wins under her name in a total of 25 matches.
Likewise, her wins include 13 by knockout, 4 via submission and 4 by decision.
Furthermore, her losing record includes 2 by knockout, 1 via submission, and 1 through the decision.
Amanda Nunes: Personal Life
Amanda is regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Not only is her career prolific, but her contribution as a gay UFC fighter is insurmountable.
Her success would not have been successful without the constant support of her wife.
Who is the wife of Amanda Nunes?
Nina Ansaroff is the partner of Amanda Nunes. She is also the UFC fighter who competes in the women’s strawweight.
She started her professional career at Invicta FC and later joined UFC.
The power couple met in 2012 at the American Top Team gym in Florida. Earlier, they were training partners.
From then on, their relationship got deeper. After developing a great bonding, the two announced their engagement in 2018.
Furthermore, Ansaroff also stated her feeling about Nunes via USA Today,
“Amanda is pretty much the exact opposite of what everyone thinks about her.”
She further added, “When I first met her, I thought, ‘This lady is crazy.’ But she is the biggest sweetheart, she will do anything for her loved ones. She always likes to have fun. The only time she is serious is when that cage door pops.”
Despite their busiest schedule, they spend quality time together. Furthermore, Nunes also credited a share of success to her partner Ansaroff.
The most powerful couple of MMA is now also proud parents. On September 24, 2020, Nina gave birth to a baby girl named Raegan Ann Nunes.
They shared pictures of their darling daughter via social media accounts.
As per the reports of TMZ, the couple wants to expand their family and want to become parents again.
Outside her professional life, she also made her appearance in a sports film, Bruised and Halle Berry.
Amanda Nunes is a huge animal lover. Besides having a dog and cat, she also has a hedgehog called Vecesalo.
Interesting Facts of Power Couple
The power couple is currently leading a happy married life. Amanda once said that she wanted to fight her partner before retirement.
Furthermore, she also stated, and we quote,
“My last fight is gonna be against Nina, and then I’m gonna retire.”
All the UFC fans also want to see Nunes and Ansaroff fight against each other.
Social Media Presence
The MMA fighter is famous on social networking sites. Her fans and admirers can easily follow her on social media.
Possibly Amanda Nunes is one of the prominent fighters of the UFC. Right now, as a women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion, Nunes has a net worth of $4 million.
Nunes has earned above $3,197,500 from her UFC career, as per the sources. Furthermore, after defeating Holly Holm, she bagged her highest pay, $590,000.
Besides that, her career earnings are $3,687,500. Besides that, she bagged $350k guaranteed money for the fight and a $100k winning bonus.
Above all, she also gets pay for pay-per-view, “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night Award.”
Her total career earnings, incomes, and salaries boosted her net worth.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who will Amanda fight next?
After defeating Megan, there is no info about her next fight.
Has Amanda Nunes lost in the UFC?
Since September 2014, she has had no loss in the UFC.