Division: Women's Strawweight
Height: 5' 4"
Leg reach: 37.00
Weight: 115 lbs.
Nationality: Pau dos Ferros, Brazil
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Landed:
Istela Nunes is an up and coming mixed martial artist rising in the ranks of the UFC. She began her fighting career in 2012 when she was just 21 years old, making her debut with a win at an MMA event held in Brazil. Since then she has gone on to become one of the most promising fighters in the strawweight division, having racked up an impressive record of 11 wins and only 2 losses.
Nunes grew up surrounded by martial arts as both of her parents were professional jiu-jitsu competitors who passed their knowledge down to their daughter. She trained under professor José da Silva while growing up and developed a strong foundation for MMA fighting as a result. After competing regionally in Brazil, Nunes made her way over to America where she briefly competed for Invicta FC before signing with UFC at 25 years old.
Throughout her career, Nunes has developed into a talented striker whose skill set includes powerful punches and accurate kicks that have helped her earn five TKO/KO victories along with two submission wins inside the octagon. Her most notable victory came against former champion Germaine de Randamie which earned Istela some well deserved recognition within the sport’s community as it showcased how far she had come since entering UFC three years prior.
Despite being relatively new to the organization Istela has already managed make quite a name for herself due to consistent performances throughout 2020 including back-to-back victories against Ashlee Evans Smith and Julia Avila respectively where Istela showcased incredible striking prowess en route to emphatic knockouts which further pushed towards contention within the divisional rankings . As such, many experts have speculated that it won’t be long until we see Istela challenging for championship gold if all goes according to plan which would undoubtedly bolster an already successful career even further . In conclusion , Istela Nunes is someone you should certainly keep your eye on going forward as there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing more success from this talented young fighter who brings quality showmanship along with elite technical ability each time she steps foot inside The Octagon
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:34
Sat. Jul 15, 2023
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:06
Sat. Dec 03, 2022
by Majority Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 16, 2022
by Submission in Round 3 @ 2:57
Sat. Oct 16, 2021