Amanda Nunes, also known as ‘The Lioness’ is the only woman in UFC history to become a 2 division
UFC Champion. Amanda Nunes hails from Brazil and is a master of various martial arts disciplines, from
boxing, to BJJ to capoeira to judo.
- Early Life and Career
- Amanda Nunes MMA
- Amanda Nunes UFC
- Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko
- Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
- Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm
- Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
- Amanda Nunes Stats
- Amanda Nunes Record
- Amanda Nunes Partner
- Amanda Nunes Net Worth 2019
Early Life and Career
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.
Amanda Nunes MMA
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.
Amanda Nunes UFC
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 vs Valentina Shevchenko
In 2016, Amanda Nunes fought Valentina Shevchenko for the first time at UFC 196 in a bantamweight clash. Nunes beat Shevchenko via decision.
In 2017, Nunes and Shevchenko met each other again at UFC 215 in a title fight where Nunes pipped Shevchenko via split decision in a very close fight.
Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
Nunes spoiled the much awaited return of now retired UFC superstar Ronda Rousey in the headliner of UFC 207 by knocking her out with a thunderous head kick in the first round, and sending Rousey into retirement.
Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm
Nunes fought Holly Holm in the co-main event of UFC 239 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the women's bantamweight title. Nunes shocked the world when she stopped the former champion, Holm with a vicious head kick in the first round.
Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
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.
Amanda Nunes Stats
Here are the stats of Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes:
Wins by KO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
- UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion
- UFC Women's Featherweight Champion
- 135 lb / 61 kg
- 69 in (175 cm)
- Women's Bantamweight (2011-present)
- Women's Featherweight (2008-2011, 2018-present)
Amanda Nunes Record
Given below is the MMA record of Amanda Nunes:
|Win||18-4||Holly Holm||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC 239||06-Jul-2019|
|Win||17-4||Cris Cyborg||KO (punches)||UFC 232||29-Dec-2018|
|Win||16-4||Raquel Pennington||TKO (punches)||UFC 224||12-May-2018|
|Win||15-4||Valentina Shevchenko||Decision (split)||UFC 215||09-Sep-2017|
|Win||14-4||Ronda Rousey||TKO (punches)||UFC 207||30-Dec-2016|
|Win||13-4||Miesha Tate||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 200||09-Jul-2016|
|Win||12-4||Valentina Shevchenko||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 196||05-Mar-2016|
|Win||11-4||Sara McMann||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux||08-Aug-2015|
|Win||10-4||Shayna Baszler||TKO (leg kick)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare||21-Mar-2015|
|Loss||9-4||Cat Zingano||TKO (elbows and punches)||UFC 178||27-Sep-2014|
|Win||9-3||Germaine de Randamie||TKO (elbows)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3||06-Nov-2013|
|Win||8-3||Sheila Gaff||TKO (punches and elbows)||UFC 163||03-Aug-2013|
|Loss||7-3||Sarah D'Alelio||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt||05-Jan-2013|
|Win||7-2||Raquel Pa'aluhi||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann||28-Jul-2012|
|Loss||6-2||Alexis Davis||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov||10-Sep-2011|
|Win||6-1||Julia Budd||KO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine||07-Jan-2011|
|Win||5-1||Ediane Gomes||TKO (punches)||Bitetti Combat 6||25-Feb-2010|
|Win||4-1||Vanessa Porto||TKO (corner stoppage)||Samurai FC 2: Warrior's Return||12-Dec-2009|
|Win||3-1||Deise Lee Rocha||TKO (punches)||Samurai Fight Combat||12-Sep-2009|
|Win||2-1||Nadja Nadja||TKO (punches)||Prime: MMA Championship 3||01-Jul-2009|
|Win||1-1||Paty Barbosa||TKO (corner stoppage)||Demo Fight 3||24-May-2008|
|Loss||0-1||Ana Maria Índia||Submission (armbar)||Prime: MMA Championship 2||08-Mar-2008|
Amanda Nunes Partner
Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff are engaged. Nina Ansaroff is her fellow UFC fighter who competes in the UFC Strawweight division.
Amanda Nunes Net Worth 2019
As of 2019, Amanda Nunes Net Worth is estimated to be $1 million. Being considered as one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, she has most of her earnings from MMA.