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.
- Early Life and Career
- Amanda Nunes UFC
- Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
- Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko 2
- Amanda Nunes Stats
- Amanda Nunes Last Fight
- Amanda Nunes Next Fight
- Amanda Nunes Record
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.
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.
Amanda Nunes Stats
Amanda Nunes's current record stands at 21-4. She is the current UFC Women's Featherweight and Bantamweight Champion.
Wins by KO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
- UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
- UFC Women's Featherweight Championship
- 135 lb / 61 kg
- 69 in (175 cm)
- Women's Bantamweight (2011-present)
- 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:
|Win||21-4||Megan Anderson||Submission (reverse triangle armbar)||UFC 259||06/03/2021|
|Win||20-4||Felicia Spencer||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 250||06/06/2020|
|Win||19-4||Germaine de Randamie||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 2445||14/12/20|
|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|