Brazilian mixed martial artist Amanda Nunes is possibly the greatest female fighter that has ever competed in the UFC. She is the current women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion. As of 2021, she is atop the women’s pound-for-pound rankings in the UFC.
Nunes made her MMA debut against Ana Maria in 2008. She lost the fight after submitting to an armbar in just 35-seconds of the opening round.
After competing in Prime MMA Championship, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC, Nunes finally came to UFC in 2013 and won her first two fights against Sheila Graf and Germaine de Randamie, respectively. However, she faced adversity against Cat Zingano. This was the last fight she lost as of 2021.
‘The Lioness’ has put together a 13-1 record since making her UFC bow. She has claimed 5 Performance of the Night awards in her distinguished career.
After wins over Valentina Shevchenko and Sara McMann, Nunes challenged Miesha Tate for the belt.
Once she defeated Tate at UFC 200 and became the bantamweight champion, ‘The Lioness’ defended her title three times before moving up to featherweight to challenge Cris Cyborg. She holds a stellar record of 20-4-0,0NC in her career.
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Nunes shocked the world by knocking out Cris Cyborg in the first round to become the very first women’s two-division champion. At the moment, she is ranked #1 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
In her decorated MMA career, Nunes has notable wins over some huge names in the sport such as Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Germaine de Randamie, Miesha Tate, and Valentina Shevchenko. She is all set for her next bout against Megan Anderson on March 6, 2021, at UFC 259.
Nunes is a fighter who has little to no weaknesses in her game. Her ground game and wrestling is one of the best in MMA. Besides that, she can also go toe-to-toe with some elite strikers on the planet.
As per The Sports Daily, ‘The Lioness’ has earned over $3,197,500 in her UFC career. She received her highest paycheck after her fight with Holly Holm. The ‘Lioness’ received $590,000 for her win over Holm.
Amanda Nunes has an estimated net worth of $4 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Nunes has huge endorsement deals with TEN spring water and Reebok.
|Gym||AMA Fight Club, American Top Team|
|Weight/Division||135/145 lbs (bantamweight/featherweight)|
|Active Win Streak||11|
|Wins by Stoppages||16 (13 KO/TKOs, 3 Submissions)|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Endorsements||TEN spring water and Reebok|
|Kids||Raegan Ann Nunes|