Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes
StatsFighting style: Striker
Division: Women's Bantamweight
Height: 5' 8"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 135 lbs.
Team: Team Carvalho (2003–2012)
Nationality: Pojuca, Brazil
Out of: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
AccoladesWins by KO: 13
Wins by submission: 3
Wins by decision: 3
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 1614
Significant Strikes Landed: 833
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 58
Takedowns Landed: 11
Amanda Nunes is a UFC fighter and Brazilian mixed martial artist who has held the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship since 2016, making her the first woman to simultaneously hold two titles in two different divisions. She also holds the record for the most wins in UFC women’s history with twelve victories. Born on May 30th 1988, Nunes grew up in Salvador, Brazil and began training in karate when she was 16 years old. After spending several years honing her skills and competing as an amateur MMA fighter, Nunes made her professional debut in 2008 at Jungle Fight 12, winning against Ana Maria India by submission.
Nunes quickly became one of the best female fighters on Brazil’s national scene before signing with Strikeforce later that year and making her U.S.-based debut at Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal against Julia Budd where she won via TKO (punches). After two additional wins under Strikeforce Nunes signed with Invicta Fighting Championships where she faced Cat Zingano at Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs Cyborg, becoming their inaugural bantamweight champion after submitting Zingano via armbar early in round 1.
In 2013 Nunes joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster for their second ever women-only fight card featuring Ronda Rousey versus Liz Carmouche dubbed “UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche”. Since then she has gone 12-1 including notable victories over some of MMA’s biggest stars such as Miesha Tate (UFC 200), Ronda Rousey (UFC 207) Cris Cyborg (UFC 232) and Germaine de Randamie(UFC 245). In August 2018 Amanda achieved one of MMA’s highest honors winning “Fighter of The Year” at The ESPYS award show alongside male counterpart Khabib Nurmagomedov who won Male Fighter Of The Year awards respectively
Throughout her career Amanda has been praised for being one of few openly LGBT athletes within combat sports while using her platform to advocate for anyone facing adversity due to sexual orientation or gender identity issues While not competing inside octagon ,She spends time promoting awareness about these topics through various causes . With many more fights ahead from this champion we can expect nothing but greatness from Amanda Nunez!