Amanda Nunes biography, Career, Age, Family, Networth
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Amanda Nunes is again on the top of the bantamweight women’s division following beating Julianna Pena during her fight in the UFC 277 main event.
Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) was a complete winner over Pena (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in five rounds to take an unanimity decision and take back the title of women’s bantamweight at American Airlines Center in Dallas. This means that Amanda Nunes is once again an MMA and UFC dual division title holder.
Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes is currently the UFC Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion, with an impressive professional MMA experience of 21, wins and 4 defeats. Amanda has been ranked as the top fighter on the Women’s UFC pound for pound rankings.
Early Life and Career
Amanda began her journey into martial arts by taking capoeira lessons at the age 5 and then enrolled in Karate at the age of seven, and Brazilian JiuJitsu at 16. Nunes was awarded an gold medal in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2009 and was the North American Grappling Association world champion in the light and absolute divisions in the year 2012.
Amanda began training MMA beginning in 2007. She made her debut on the professional circuit during 2008’s Prime MMA Championship 2, which she fell in the first round due to an armbar submission. The Lioness was on an impressive 6-fight winning streak following her first loss, before signing with Strikeforce. The fighter would record a score of 1-0 at Strikeforce prior to leaving the promotion to join Invicta FC, where she also had an unbeaten record before signing up for UFC. UFC with a score of 7-3.
Amanda Nunes UFC
Profiling Amanda NunesA Quick Glance At Amanda Nunes
|Full Names||Amanda Nunes|
|Place of birth||Pojuka, Bahia, Brazil
|Date Of Birth||May 30, 1988|
|State of Origin||Brazilian
|Team|| Team Carvalho (2003–2012)
AMA Fight Club (2010–2012)
MMA Masters (2012–2014)
American Top Team (2014–2022)
|Rank and Records||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Daniel Valverde
Brown belt in Judo
Years active 2008–2023 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 13
By submission 4
By decision 6
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 1
|Parents||Sindoval Nunes and Ivete Nunes
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Nunes will make the UFC debut against Sheila Gaff at UFC 163 in which she won during the opening round with TKO (Punches as well as Elbows). She would then win her next bout with Germaine de Randamie, in the first round, but lose in the third round to Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in the third, via submission. Nunes was able to bounce back and go on a dominant 3 fight-win streak and win an opportunity to win her first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Miesha Tate who was then champion. Amanda was able to dominate Tate and win the bout in the opening round by executing a the rear naked choke, becoming her new UFC Bantamweight Champion and the first openly gay UFC Champion.
Nunes will fight for her championship against Rona Rousey, twice in the past against Valentina Shevchenko, and Raquel Pennington before advancing to featherweight, where she would fight Cris Cyborg in UFC 232 for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship. Amanda defeated Cyborg in the very first minute of the fight, becoming the first female champion from two divisions to be crowned in UFC history. After being crowned the champion of 2 divisions, Nunes would defend go back to defend her bantamweight title in a fight against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, and then return to featherweight to beat Megan Anderson at UFC 259 to extend her UFC winning streak to 12.
Amanda Nunes Record
Below is the official MMA performance from Amanda Nunes:
|Win||22-5||Julianna Pena||Decision(unanimous)||UFC 277||30/07/2022|
|Loss||21-5||Julianna Pena||Submission(rear-naked choke)||UFC 269||11/12/2021|
|Win||21-4||Megan Anderson||Submission (reverse armbar triangle)||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 punches and kicks)||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 against. 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)||The Strikeforce Challengers Woodley against. 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 India||Submission (armbar)||Prime: MMA Championship 2||08-Mar-2008|
Amanda Nunes’s most viewed fights
Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena
Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) was a complete victors over Pena (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) over five rounds to take an unanimous decision and take back the title of bantamweight women’s champion at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The result is that “The Lioness” is once again a dual division title holder i.e. she is currently the UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion and two-time UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. On July 1, 2022 she was ranked as the #1 fighter on the UFC women’s pound for pound rankings.
Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
Amanda Nunes fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. The Lioness was able to dominate her opponent Rousey and take short work of her, as she KO’d Ronda by punches in the first 15 minutes during the contest. Amanda’s debut title defense, and Rousey’s final bout in professional MMA.
Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko
Amanda Nunes fought Valentina Shevchenko for the second time at UFC 215 for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Amanda defeated the opponent by 86-72, and land two takedowns for the time to control her ground in just 2 mins and 32 secs. The match would go to the judge’s scorecard, and the outcome will be in Nunes’s favor through a split decision.