Full Name Amanda Lourenço Nunes
Born May 30, 1988
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.
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 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 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.
UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion
UFC Women's Featherweight Champion
Weight: 135 LBs / 61 KGs