Fighting style: Striker
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Women's Strawweight
Height: 5' 5"
Reach: 64"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: Weston, United States
Age: 35


Wins by KO: 4
Wins by submission: 2
Wins by decision: 4



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1060
Significant Strikes Landed: 499


Takedowns Attempted: 5
Takedowns Landed: 2


Nina Nunes is an American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and current UFC Featherweight Champion. She was born on October 8th, 1993 in Natal, Brazil to a loving family of four. Growing up, Nina was always passionate about sports and began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of seven. At fifteen she began her MMA career competing in local tournaments in Brazil and quickly gained notoriety for her impressive fighting ability and athleticism.

After winning five consecutive fights as an amateur competitor, she decided to pursue a professional career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In 2017, at just twenty-four years old Nina signed with the UFC and made her debut fight against Cat Zingano on March 4th 2018 where she won via unanimous decision. This victory kicked off what would be an incredible eight fight win streak over the next two years – six wins by knockout or submission which earned her performance bonuses from the UFC multiple times.

On December 12th 2020, after defeating Felicia Spencer via technical submission for the vacant featherweight title – Nina Nunes became only the fourth woman ever to become a UFC champion since its inception in 1993. Her spectacular rise through women’s MMA saw fans dubbing her “The Lioness” due to her ferocity inside the octagon combined with grace outside of it. After winning championship gold for both herself and Brazil’s proud combat heritage – countless fans around world regarded Nunes as one of their favorite fighters regardless if they were MMA fanatics or not.

Outside of competition Nasha is known for being involved in many philanthropic endeavors such as visiting hospitals after tragedies that occur overseas or launching initiatives designed to help local communities impacted by poverty or natural disasters globally such as; The Dream Believe Achieve Foundation which provides scholarships to students who have shown academic excellence but do not have access to higher education due financial hardship among other causes like; The Fight For Change Organization which raises money towards ending child hunger worldwide along with partnering with other charities including UNICEF & Doctors Without Borders alongside Ashlee Evans Smith who also has been committed towards helping those less fortunate then themselves within many countries across Latin America & Africa plus more regions throughout planet earth..

Overall! The future looks very promising indeed when taking into account all great achievements accomplished by this unbelievable athlete during short span so far! We look forward seeing what else she can accomplish within martial arts realm while continuing strive against social injustices occurring around globe today too? That said lets continue supporting “The Lioness” movement staying tuned every step way ahead!

Fight History

Cynthia Calvillo
Nina Nunes: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 13, 2022
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