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Amanda Nunes


Amanda Nunes, also known as ‘The Lioness’ is the only woman in UFC history to become a 2 division

Champion. Amanda Nunes hails from Brazil and is a master of various martial arts disciplines, from

boxing, to BJJ to capoeira to judo.

Early days

Amanda Nunes has been involved in martial arts from a very young age. At the age of four, she was

already learning karate. By the age of sixteen, Amanda Nunes was an avid boxer as well. Amanda

Nunes’ sister introduced her to BJJ.

Pre-UFC career

Amanda Nunes made her MMA debut at Prime MMA Championship 2 and lost in the very first

round. Not letting it deter her from her goals, Amanda Nunes moved on to Strikeforce and defeated

Julia Budd in fourteen seconds. She would move on to Invicta FC in due course of time and defeat

Raquel Pa’aluhi and lose to Sarah D’Alelio.

UFC career

Amanda Nunes would make a name for herself in the UFC, beating the likes of Sheila Gaff and

Germaine de Randamie. It was her victory over Valentina Shevchenko that would catapult Amanda

Nunes into the title picture.

Amanda Nunes defeated Miesha Tate at UFC 200 to become the UFC Women’s Bantamweight

Champion. Amanda Nunes went on to win fights against the likes of Ronda Rousey, Raquel

Pennington and even Valentina Shevchenko in the rematch.

Amanda Nunes went up to Featherweight to face Cris Cyborg for the Championship and knocked her

out in 51 seconds to become the first female two division Champion in UFC history. Many consider

Amanda Nunes to be the greatest female Mixed Martial Artist of all time.

Current Titles:

UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion

UFC Women's Featherweight Champion

Weight: 135 LBs / 61 KGs

Class: Bantamweight

Win-Loss-Draw: 17-4-0

Professional Record Breakdown
WinRaquel PenningtonTKO (punches)UFC 22412-May-2018
WinValentina ShevchenkoDecision (split)UFC 2159-Sep-2017
WinRonda RouseyTKO (punches)UFC 20730-Dec-2016
WinMiesha TateSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2009-Jul-2016
WinValentina ShevchenkoDecision (unanimous)UFC 1965-Mar-2016
WinSara McMannSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux8-Aug-2015
WinShayna BaszlerTKO (leg kick)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare21-Mar-2015
LossCat ZinganoTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 17827-Sep-2014
WinGermaine de RandamieTKO (elbows)UFC: Fight for the Troops 36-Nov-2013
WinSheila GaffTKO (punches and elbows)UFC 1633-Aug-2013
LossSarah D'AlelioDecision (unanimous)Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt5-Jan-2013
WinRaquel Pa'aluhiTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann28-Jul-2012
LossAlexis DavisTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov10-Sep-2011
WinJulia BuddKO (punches)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine7-Jan-2011
WinEdiane GomesTKO (punches)Bitetti Combat 625-Feb-2010
WinVanessa PortoTKO (corner stoppage)Samurai FC 2: Warrior's Return12-Dec-2009
WinDeise Lee RochaTKO (punches)Samurai Fight Combat12-Sep-2009
WinNadja NadjaTKO (punches)Prime: MMA Championship 31-Jul-2009
WinPaty BarbosaTKO (corner stoppage)Demo Fight 324-May-2008
LossAna Maria ÍndiaSubmission (armbar)Prime: MMA Championship 28-Mar-2008

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