VIDEO: Nina Ansaroff Prepares for Her Comeback as Amanda Nunes Watches On

Published 04/06/2021, 11:10 PM EDT


Nina Ansaroff will take on Mackenzie Dern this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland. ‘The Strina’ will enter the Octagon for the first time since 2019, after having a baby with her partner, Amanda Nunes.

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In a recent video released by the UFC on their Twitter handle, Ansaroff can be seen preparing for her fight as Nunes sits there with their child. Nunes explained how ‘The Strina’ went through her pregnancy period and did amazing. ‘The Lioness’ also expressed how proud she is of Ansaroff.

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Ansaroff will clash against Dern in a contest at the women’s strawweight division. Since making her UFC debut in 2014, Ansaroff has won four out of her seven contests in the organization. Four back-to-back triumphs followed defeats against Juliana Lima and Justine Kish.

A submission win over Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger marked her first win in the UFC. Decision wins over Angela Hill, Randa Markos, and Claudia Gadelha stretched her streak to four. Tatiana Suarez snapped her streak at UFC 238.

Her opponent, Dern, is currently on a three-fight winning streak. She has finished two out of her last three fights. Amanda Ribas is the only fighter to hand her a loss in her career so far. Out of six career submission wins, Dern has submitted Amanda Bobby Brundage, Hannah Cifers, and Randa Markos in the UFC.

The beautiful relationship of Nina Ansaroff and Amanda Nunes

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Nunes and Ansaroff have been together since 2012. Both fighters met at the American Top Team gym, and they always train together. They share a beautiful dynamic and respect each other’s professional careers. The duo also has said previously that they are open to fighting each other inside the UFC Octagon.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (R-L) Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Megan Anderson of Australia in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Nunes defeated Megan Anderson in her last outing as the two-division champion put on a scintillating display to defend her featherweight belt. And now the other half of her family is ready to get back into action. It remains to be seen whether it will be a triumph for ‘The Strina‘.

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What did you make of the adorable footage of Nunes and Ansaroff? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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