Amanda Nunes Becomes the First Female UFC Fighter With an Action Figure

Published 01/29/2021, 12:54 AM EST
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates her KO victory over Cris Cyborg of Brazil in their women’s featherweight bout during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The UFC is one of the biggest sporting organizations in the world. The company has over 25 million followers on Instagram, 8 million on Twitter, and 11 million on YouTube. 

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UFC fans are some of the most ardent and loyal fans that have been with the company through thick and thin. Dana White and Co ensure that the fans have a chance to support the organization and their favorite fighters by offering custom gear. 

There is a full clothing line available on the UFC site, which has T-shirts designed for specific fighters as well. This is not all as the company seeks to introduce new initiatives to keep fans excited. 

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The most recent initiative sees a series of action figures that the fans can buy. It includes the likes of Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Francis Ngannou, Urijah Faber, Jorge Masvidal, and the most recent addition is women’s bantamweight GOAT, Amanda Nunes. ‘The Lioness’ becomes the first female UFC fighter to receive an action figure in the new Jazwares line.

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Can Amanda Nunes brush past Megan Anderson at UFC 259?

The Lioness’ takes on a tough challenge in Megan Anderson on a stacked UFC 259 card. Nunes will be one of three champions defending their belt at UFC 259.

After her loss to Felicia Spencer, Anderson bounced back impressively and is riding a two-fight win streak at the moment. Both fights have come via finishes in the first round. Therefore, Megan is in good form, coming into the biggest fight of her career. 

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The fight was set to take place towards the end of 2020. However, Nunes withdrew from UFC 256, and therefore it is now taking place in March 2021. 

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Amanda will be defending her featherweight belt for the second time in March. She has looked unstoppable thus far, and there is reason to believe that she will extend her lengthy win streak.

However, it will not be easy given that she will be facing a much bigger fighter in Anderson who will have a significant height and reach advantage over her and perhaps will absorb her shots a lot better. ‘The Lioness’ has not faltered thus far, and it will be interesting to see how she handles Anderson. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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