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Amanda Nunes


ABOUT
Amanda Nunes

Full NameAmanda Lourenço Nunes

BornMay 30, 1988

Height5 ft 8 in

NationalityBrazilian

ABOUT

Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes is the current UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 21 wins and 4 losses. Amanda is currently ranked #1 in the UFC Women's pound-for-pound-rankings.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Amanda Nunes UFC
  3. Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
  4. Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko 2
  5. Amanda Nunes Stats
  6. Amanda Nunes Last Fight
  7. Amanda Nunes Next Fight
  8. Amanda Nunes Record



UFC 259 Press Conference


Early Life and Career


Amanda started her martial arts journey when she started taking capoeira classes at the age of 5 and subsequently took up karate at age 7 and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at age 16. Nunes won a gold medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2009 and the North American Grappling Association world champion in the lightweight and absolute divisions in 2012.


Amanda started training MMA in 2007 and would make her professional debut in 2008 at Prime MMA Championship 2 which she would lose in the first round by armbar submission. The Lioness would go on a 6-fight-win streak after her debut loss before signing up with Strikeforce. She would have a record of 1-1 at Strikeforce before she left the promotion for Invicta FC where she would also have a record of 1-1 before she signed up with the UFC with a professional record of 7-3.


Amanda Nunes UFC


Nunes would make her UFC debut against Sheila Gaff at UFC 163 which she would win in the first round via TKO (Punches and Elbows). She would win her next fight against Germaine de Randamie in the first round before losing to Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in the third round via submission. Nunes would bounce back and go on a dominating 3-fight-win streak and get a title shot at the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship against the then champion Miesha Tate. Amanda would dominate Tate and end the fight in the first round via rear naked choke to become the new UFC Bantamweight Champion and become the first openly gay UFC Champion.


Nunes would defend her title against the likes of Rona Rousey, twice against Valentina Shevchenko and Raquel Pennington before moving up to featherweight to fight Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 for the UFC Women's Featherweight Championship. Amanda knocked out Cyborg inside the first minute of the fight to become the first 2-divison female Champion in UFC history. After becoming the 2 division champion Nunes would defend go back to defend her bantamweight against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie and go back to featherweight again to defeat Megan Anderson at UFC 259 to extend her UFC win streak to 12.


Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey


Amanda Nunes fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. The Lioness would dominate the returning Rousey and make short work of her as she TKO'ed Ronda via punches inside the first minute of the fight. This would be Amanda's first title defense and would be Rousey's last fight in professional MMA.


UFC 207 Nunes v Rousey


Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko 2


Amanda Nunes fought Valentina Shechenko for the second time at UFC 215 for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Amanda would outstrike the challenger 86-72 and successfully land 2 takedowns to have a ground control time of 2 minutes and 32 seconds. The fight would go to the judge's scorecard and the decision would be in Nunes's favor via split decision.



UFC 215: Nunes v Shevchenko 2


Amanda Nunes Stats


Current Status:

Amanda Nunes's current record stands at 21-4. She is the current UFC Women's Featherweight and Bantamweight Champion.



Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
252140

Wins by KO:

  1. 13


Wins by Submission:

  1. 4


Wins by Decision:

  1. 4


Current Titles:

  1. UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
  2. UFC Women's Featherweight Championship


Weight:

  1. 135 lb / 61 kg


Reach:

  1. 69 in (175 cm)


Weight Class:

  1. Women's Bantamweight (2011-present)
  2. Women's Featherweight (2008-2011, 2018-present)


Amanda Nunes Last Fight


Amanda Nunes's last fight was against Megan Anderson who she defeated via Submission(reverse triangle armbar) at UFC 259 to retain the UFC Women's Featherweight Championship.


Amanda Nunes Next Fight


Amanda Nunes is scheduled to fight Juliana Peña at UFC 269 for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.


Amanda Nunes Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Amanda Nunes:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win21-4Megan AndersonSubmission (reverse triangle armbar)UFC 25906/03/2021
Win20-4Felicia SpencerDecision (unanimous)UFC 25006/06/2020
Win19-4Germaine de RandamieDecision (unanimous)UFC 244514/12/20
Win18-4Holly HolmTKO (head kick and punches)UFC 23906-Jul-2019
Win17-4Cris CyborgKO (punches)UFC 23229-Dec-2018
Win16-4Raquel PenningtonTKO (punches)UFC 22412-May-2018
Win15-4Valentina ShevchenkoDecision (split)UFC 21509-Sep-2017
Win14-4Ronda RouseyTKO (punches)UFC 20730-Dec-2016
Win13-4Miesha TateSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 20009-Jul-2016
Win12-4Valentina ShevchenkoDecision (unanimous)UFC 19605-Mar-2016
Win11-4Sara McMannSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux08-Aug-2015
Win10-4Shayna BaszlerTKO (leg kick)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare21-Mar-2015
Loss9-4Cat ZinganoTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 17827-Sep-2014
Win9-3Germaine de RandamieTKO (elbows)UFC: Fight for the Troops 306-Nov-2013
Win8-3Sheila GaffTKO (punches and elbows)UFC 16303-Aug-2013
Loss7-3Sarah D'AlelioDecision (unanimous)Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt05-Jan-2013
Win7-2Raquel Pa'aluhiTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann28-Jul-2012
Loss6-2Alexis DavisTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov10-Sep-2011
Win6-1Julia BuddKO (punches)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine07-Jan-2011
Win5-1Ediane GomesTKO (punches)Bitetti Combat 625-Feb-2010
Win4-1Vanessa PortoTKO (corner stoppage)Samurai FC 2: Warrior's Return12-Dec-2009
Win3-1Deise Lee RochaTKO (punches)Samurai Fight Combat12-Sep-2009
Win2-1Nadja NadjaTKO (punches)Prime: MMA Championship 301-Jul-2009
Win1-1Paty BarbosaTKO (corner stoppage)Demo Fight 324-May-2008
Loss0-1Ana Maria ÍndiaSubmission (armbar)Prime: MMA Championship 208-Mar-2008



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