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Amanda Nunes

Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes

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  • Name: Amanda Nunes
  • MMA Record: 16-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Lioness
  • Current Streak: 7 Wins
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1988.05.30
  • Last Fight: May 12, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: MMA Masters
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $528,500 USD
  • Born: Pojuca, Bahia, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Miami, Florida
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Amanda Nunes Bantamweight Ranking History

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Amanda Nunes MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO
2:36 Round 5 of 5, 22:36 Total

Us Raquel Pennington
15-4-0 9-5-0

Br UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2018.05.12
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Kg Valentina Shevchenko
14-4-0 14-2-0

Ca UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2017.09.09
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Valentina Shevchenko UFC 213 2017.07.08
Reason: Nunes Illness
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:48 Round 1 of 5

Us Ronda Rousey
13-4-0 12-1-0

Us UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2016.12.30
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $250,000 ($100K Base, $100K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#49 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 207 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:16 Round 1 of 5

Us Miesha Tate
12-4-0 18-5-0

Us UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2016.07.09
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $150,000 ($100K Base, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#26 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
UFC 200 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kg Valentina Shevchenko
11-4-0 12-1-0

Us UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.03.05
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($28K Base, $28K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
2:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Sara McMann
10-4-0 8-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. St. Preux
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.08.08
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
UFC Fight Night 73 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
1:56 Round 1 of 3

Us Shayna Baszler
9-4-0 15-9-0

Br UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.03.21
Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | KO/TKO
1:21 Round 3 of 3, 11:21 Total

Us Cat Zingano
9-3-0 8-0-0

Us UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.09.27
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Saulo - Raiz de Todo Bem
#20 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Cancelled Bout Alexis Dufresne UFC on FOX 11 2014.04.19
Reason: Dufresne Rib Injury
Cancelled Bout Sarah Kaufman UFC UFN 2014.04.16
Reason: Nunes Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows
3:56 Round 1 of 3

Nl Germaine de Randamie
8-3-0 4-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.11.06
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows
2:08 Round 1 of 3

De Sheila Gaff
7-3-0 10-5-1

Br UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.08.03
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Kaitlin Young Invicta FC 5 2013.04.05
Reason: Nunes Sprained Elbow
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Sarah D'Alelio
7-2-0 6-3-0

Us Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.01.05
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs (61.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Cat Zingano Strikeforce 2012.09.29
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Submission | Choke
2:24 Round 1 of 3

Us Raquel Pa'aluhi
6-2-0 2-2-0

Us Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.07.28
Odds: -490 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.4 lbs (61.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Leslie Smith Invicta FC 2 2012.07.28
Cancelled Bout Milana Dudieva Invicta FC 2 2012.07.28
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:53 Round 2 of 3, 9:53 Total

Ca Alexis Davis
6-1-0 10-4-0

Us Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.09.10
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $7,500 Base | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
Cancelled Bout Julie Kedzie Strikeforce 2011.06.18
Reason: Nunes Fractured Foot
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:14 Round 1 of 3

Ca Julia Budd
5-1-0 1-0-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 13: Woodley vs. Saffiedine
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.01.07
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 143.2 lbs (65.0 kgs) | Referee: Jeff Mackens
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Ediane Gomes

Br Bitetti Combat

2010.02.25
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Vanessa Porto

Br Samurai Fight Combat

2009.12.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Deise Rocha

Br Samurai Fight Combat

2009.09.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Nadja

Br Bahia Regional

2008.07.01
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Paty Barbosa

Br Demo Fight

2008.05.24
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Br Ana Maria

Br Bahia Regional

2008.03.08

Amanda Nunes Wiki Update Wiki

Amanda Nunes is a female bantamweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. She was born on May 30th 1988 in Salvador, Bahia , Brazil. She has fought for promotions such as Bitetti Combat, Strikeforce and Invicta FC. She holds notable wins over Sheila Gaff and Julia Budd. Of her ten wins, all have been finishes with nine T/KOs.


Nunes began training in boxing at 16 years old, and started training  BJJ when her sister invited her to a Dojo. She made her MMA debut in 2008, where she was submitted via Armbar in the first round against Ana Maria at Prime MMA Championship 2. She won 5 straight fights via knockout and joined Strikeforce in 2011. She was set to face off against Julia Budd and won via first round KO only 14 seconds into the round. "The Lioness of the Ring" lost her second bout in Strikeforce by a TKO, late in the second round, against Alexis Davis. On 28 July 2008, she met Raquel Pa'aluhi in Invicta 2, and won by RNC in the first round. She would lose her second fight in Invicta to Sarah D'Alelio by decision.

 
Amanda was expected to face Cat Zingano in Strikeforce, but the event was cancelled. She was then added to the female roster in the UFC when Strikeforce ceased operations. She would make her debut at UFC 163 against Sheila Gaff and would debut in explosive fashion getting, a take down and landing some excellent ground and pound to get the finish early in the first round. She was next set to fight Germaine de Randamie at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 and was able to quickly get another TKO in the first round. Nunes was expected to fight Sarah Kaufman, replacing Shayna Baszier at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy. However, Nunes pulled from the fight due to a dislocated thumb.


Nunes would then fight Cat Zingano at UFC 178 on the 27 September, 2014. She would lose by TKO in the 3rd round. She looks to bounce back against Shayna Baszler at UFC Fight Night 62.


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