Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes

Full NameAmanda Lourenço Nunes

Nick NameThe Lioness

BornMay 30, 1988

Height5 ft 8 in



Birth PlacePojuka, Bahia, Brazil
Father's NameSindoval Nunes
Mother's NameIvete Nunes
Star SignGemini
Net Worth (2023)$4 million
Last Fight Earnings$ 1,032,000
Date of BirthMay 30, 1988
MMA DebutMarch 8, 2008
MMA Record22-5
DivisionsWomen's bantamweight & featherweight
AchievementsDouble champion of UFC bantam and featherweight divisions.
PartnerNina Nunes
ChildrenRaegan Ann Nunes
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Latest News updates for Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes is again on the top in the women's bantamweight division after defeating Julianna Peña in the UFC 277 main event.

Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) thoroughly dominated Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) throughout five rounds to win a unanimous decision and regain the women's bantamweight title at American Airlines Center in Dallas. As a result, Amanda Nunes is once again a dual-division titleholder.

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Amanda Nunes at UFC 277

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

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Amanda Nunes

Early Life and Career

Amanda started her martial arts journey when she took capoeira classes at the age of 5 and subsequently took up karate at 7 and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at 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 lost 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, 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 the first openly gay UFC Champion.

Nunes would defend her title against 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-division 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 Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Amanda Nunes:

Win22-5Julianna PeñaDecision(unanimous)UFC 27730/07/2022
Loss21-5Julianna PeñaSubmission(rear-naked choke)UFC 26911/12/2021
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

Amanda Nunes's most popular fights

Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Peña

Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) thoroughly dominated Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) throughout five rounds to win a unanimous decision and regain the women's bantamweight title at American Airlines Center in Dallas. As a result "The Lioness" is once again a dual division titleholder i.e. she is the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion and two-time UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. As of August 1, 2022, she is ranked #1 in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

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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 Rousey's last fight in professional MMA.

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Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey at UFC 207

Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko

Amanda Nunes fought Valentina Shevchenko 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.

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Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215

FAQs on Amanda Nunes

Q1. Is Amanda Nunes in a relationship?

Personal life. Nunes is the first openly lesbian UFC champion. She is married to fellow UFC fighter Nina Nunes (née Ansaroff), who competes in the strawweight division.

Q2. Who did Amanda Nunes take the belt from?

Amanda Nunes reclaimed the UFC's bantamweight belt via unanimous decision over Julianna Pena in the main event of UFC 277 in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday night. Nunes dominated in every facet and took all five rounds for all three judges sitting cageside.

Q3. How old is Amanda Nunes?

34 years(30th May 1988)
Latest Updated on January 10, 2023.
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