[People Profile] All We Know About Amanda Nunes biography, Career, Age, Family, Networth

Amanda Nunes biography, Career, Age, Family, Networth

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.

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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.

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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.

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Profiling Amanda Nunes

A Quick Glance At Amanda Nunes
Full NamesAmanda Nunes
Place of birthPojuka, Bahia, Brazil
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1988
State of OriginBrazilian
ProfessionMMA Boxer
Team Team Carvalho (2003–2012)
AMA Fight Club (2010–2012)
MMA Masters (2012–2014)
American Top Team (2014–2022)
Rank and RecordsBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Daniel Valverde
Brown belt in Judo
Years active 2008–2023 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 23
By knockout 13
By submission 4
By decision 6
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 1
ParentsSindoval Nunes and Ivete Nunes
Spouse/PartnerNina 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 and Nina Ansaroff

Amanda Nunes Record

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Below is the official MMA performance from Amanda Nunes:

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date
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.

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Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey

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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 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 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.

Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215

FAQs on Amanda Nunes

Q1. Do you know if Amanda Nunes in a relationship?

Life in the private. Nunes was the very first to be openly gay UFC champion. The champion was married to another fellow UFC athlete Nina Nunes (nee Ansaroff) who is a fighter in the strawweight division.

Q2. Which person was it that Amanda Nunes take the belt from?

Amanda Nunes reclaimed the UFC’s bantamweight belt in a an unanimous decision over Julianna Pena during the main fight of UFC 277 in Dallas, Texas at the end of the night on Saturday. Nunes was dominant in all aspects and won all five rounds in front of the three judges seated at the cage.

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