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"Lioness"

Amanda Nunes

21Wins5Losses

Win Rate
81 %
Finish Rate
76 %
Decision Win %
80 %
#2 p4p (UFC)
#1 Women's Bantamweight (UFC)

Amanda Nunes

Age
33
Height
5' 8 (173 cm)
Reach
69 in. (5' 9/175 cm)
Ape-Index
1.012
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
Brazil
Main Division
Featherweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Daniel Valverde
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
To support the family as a single parent, Mrs. Ivete sold hot-dogs, sweets and beauty products alongside her regular job as a school administrative assistant. Fighting ran in Amanda's family - her uncle José Silva was a Vale Tudo fighter and her mother Ivete, who herself regularly trained boxing, cornered him during his fights. Nunes first got involved in fighting when her mom signed her up for capoeira classes when she was five, after her school teacher complained that Amanda was too hyperactive in class. While she wasn't the only student that lived at Carvalho's gym, she was the only girl - and because the logo of the academy are two lions, her coach and other students started calling her "Leoa" , a nickname she still carries to this day.
Fighter Trivia
Nunes is the first openly lesbian UFC champion. She is married to fellow UFC fighter Nina Nunes , who competes in the strawweight division. On September 24, 2020, her wife gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Raegan Ann Nunes.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship (one time). Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship (one time; current). Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: First woman in UFC to win two titles (bantamweight and featherweight) and to also hold them simultaneously
  • UFC: First fighter in UFC to defend titles in two divisions while holding both titles simultaneously
  • UFC: Sixth multi-divisional champion in UFC and third to hold two titles simultaneously (after Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor)
  • UFC: Longest combined UFC title reign of all time (3214 days).
  • UFC: Fourth longest single UFC title reign of all time (1981 days) (behind Demetrious Johnson, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva)
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (five times) vs. Sara McMann, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm
  • UFC: Tied for most wins in UFC by a woman (14) (w. Jéssica Andrade)
  • UFC: Most wins in UFC title fights amongst women (9)
  • UFC: Most knockout wins in UFC women's bantamweight division (6)
  • UFC: Most stoppage wins in UFC women's bantamweight division (8)
  • UFC: Most consecutive wins by a woman in UFC (12)
  • UFC: Most consecutive wins in the UFC women's bantamweight division (9)
  • UFC: Tied for most consecutive wins in the UFC women's featherweight division (3) (w. Cris Cyborg)
  • UFC: Most wins in UFC women's bantamweight division (11)
  • UFC: Tied for most wins in UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship fights (6) (w. Ronda Rousey)
  • UFC: Tied for most wins in UFC Women's Featherweight Championship fights (3) (w. Cris Cyborg)
  • UFC: Holds wins over six former or current UFC champions — Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko (twice), Holly Holm, Germaine de Randamie (twice) and Cris Cyborg
  • UFC: Holds wins over two former or current Bellator champions - Julia Budd and Cris Cyborg
  • UFC: Defeated every woman to hold championship gold in the Bellator featherweight division
  • UFC: Holds wins over three former Invicta FC champions - Cris Cyborg, Felicia Spencer and Megan Anderson
  • UFC: Holds wins over three former Strikeforce champions - Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg
  • UFC: Holds wins over two Olympic medalists - Sara McMann and Ronda Rousey
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 August Submission of the Month vs. Sara McMann
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2018 Female Fighter of the Year
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 Female Fighter of the Year
  • CombatPress.com: 2018 Upset of the Year vs. Cris Cyborg
  • CombatPress.com: 2018 Female Fighter of the Year
  • CombatPress.com: 2019 Female Fighter of the Year
  • MMA Weekly: 2018 Knockout of the Year vs. Cris Cyborg
  • Equality California: 2016 Equality Visibility Award
  • MMADNA.nl: 2016 Female Fighter of the Year
  • MMADNA.nl: 2018 Female Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2016 Female Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2018 Female Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2018 Knockout of the Year vs. Cris Cyborg
  • World MMA Awards: 2018 Upset of the Year vs. Cris Cyborg
  • World MMA Awards: 2019 – July 2020 Female Fighter of the Year

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UFC Debut: Amanda Nunes vs Sheila Gaff | Free Fight

 

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