Amanda Nunes Biography
|Date of Birth:||1988 , May-30|
|Age:||31 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Profession||Brazilian mixed martial artist|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Affair with||Nina Ansaroff|
Amanda Nunes is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), as she is the reigning UFC Women's Bantamweight champion.
Early life and education
Amanda Nunes was born on 30 May 1988 in Salvador, Brazil. She began training in Karate at her early age of four and achieved training in boxing at her age of sixteen.
Trained under the strict tutelage of Brazilian jiu-jitsu Black Belt Ryan Franco of Redding, California, she began to improve her grappling skills. Nunes possess much of her success in competitive martial arts to the teachings of Franco.
Regarding her ethnicity, she is South American and holds Brazilian nationality.
Nunes lived in New Jersey and trained at AMA Fight Club before shifting to Miami to train at MMA Masters. Currently, she is training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Amanda Nunes made her mixed martial arts debut on 8th March 2008, at Prime MMA Championship 2. She fought against Ana Maria and got defeated by armbar submission in the first round.
After few years of her hard work and training, Nunes won five straight fights, all by a form of knockout, as he made her Strikeforce debut on 7th Jan 2011.
Later, on 29th September 2012, she signed to face Cat Zingano at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy, unfortunately, the event was canceled when Gilbert Melendez, she was set to defend the title against Pat Healy, sustained a knee injury in training.
Amanda was scheduled to face Milana Dudieva at Invicta FC 2 Baszler vs. McMann on 28 July 2012. But, Dudieva withdrew from the fight due to some illness on 9th July. Nunes was then selected to face Leslie Smith instead.
However, Smith also withdrew due to her injury and Amanda Nunes finally faced Raquel Pa'aluhi, as Nunes won the match through technical submission.
The following year on 5th April, she was set to face Kaitlin Young at Invicta FC 5. Unfortunately, she had an arm injury and was forced to withdraw from the fight.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Nunes made her Octagon debut against Sheila Gaff at UFC 163, on 3 August 2013 in Brazil. Later She won the fight via TKO in the first round. Later she made her second UFC appearance when she faced Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 31 on 6th November 2013.
On 5th March 2016, she faced Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 196. Nunes won the fight by unanimous decision.
After amassing a three-fight win streak, Amanda Nunes earned her first title shot in the UFC. Nunes faced for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship on 9th July 2016, at UFC 200. Nunes won the fight by submission lock.
Later on 30 December 2016, she made her first title defence against returning MMA superstar Ronda Rousey in the main event at UFC 207, as she won the fight via TKO due to punches just 48 seconds into the first round.
Amanda Nunes, the UFC's first female Brazilian champion, is in a relationship with UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff, who competed in the straight weight division, for four years. Nunes gives credits to her relationship for her UFC success, as Nina is the fellow partner of Nunes.
Amanda Nunes earns a good amount of money from her amazing career as a mixed martial artist, currently fights for UFC. Her total net worth is estimated to be $ 1 million.