Amanda Nunes -bio, age, net worth, boyfriend, and family

Amanda Nunes, or Amanda Lourenco Nunes, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competed professionally.

Her most notable accomplishments came from her time competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where Amanda Nunes held the titles of UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion on two separate occasions and UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion in the past.

Amanda Nunes Early Life

Throughout her MMA career, ‘The Lioness’ Amanda Nunes has left her opponents speechless and her supporters ecstatic.

With 27 official fights, Nunes has proven one of the best and most potent female MMA fighters.

On March 8, 2008, Nunes debuted at Prime MMA Championship 2. Ana Maria put Nunes in an armbar in the first round and won.

Amanda Nunes didn’t, however, let this failure define her quest.

On January 7, 2011, Nunes made her Strikeforce debut against Julia Budd, knocking her out in 14 seconds at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine.

A lightning-fast victory set the tone for Nunes’ subsequent success. Due to a foot injury, Nunes’ scheduled bout with Julie Kedzie at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum was canceled. Nonetheless, Amanda Nunes was adamant about demonstrating her abilities.

At Strikeforce, Nunes faced Alexis Davis on September 10, 2011: Barnett vs. Kharitonov.

Despite her brave attempts, TKO defeated Nunes in the second round after faltering in the subsequent games. It was a difficult pill to swallow, but Nunes was not about to give up.

Moving on to Invicta FC, Nunes’ intended opponents changed many times.

Amanda Nunes eventually met Raquel Pa’aluhi at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann, defeating her with a rear-naked choke in the first round. But at Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt, Sarah Nunes beat Amanda D’Alelio by a majority vote.

Nunes then made her UFC 163 debut on August 3, 2013, against Sheila Gaff.

Amanda Nunes wasted no time putting on a show, winning by TKO in the first round. Nunes’ winning streak continued at UFC Fight Night 31 with a first-round TKO victory against Germaine de Randamie.

Throughout her UFC career, Nunes defeated great competitors such as Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, and Cris Cyborg.

Amanda Nunes became the first openly homosexual UFC champion, breaking boundaries and motivating others.
At Strikeforce, Nunes faced Alexis Davis on September 10, 2011: Barnett vs. Kharitonov.

Despite her brave attempts, TKO defeated Nunes in the second round after faltering in the subsequent games. It was a difficult pill to swallow, but Nunes was not about to give up.

Moving on to Invicta FC, Nunes’ intended opponents changed many times.

Amanda Nunes eventually met Raquel Pa’aluhi at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann, defeating her with a rear-naked choke in the first round. But at Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt, Sarah Nunes beat Amanda D’Alelio by a majority decision.

Nunes then made her UFC 163 debut on August 3, 2013, against Sheila Gaff. Amanda Nunes wasted no time putting on a show, winning by TKO in the first round.

Nunes’ winning streak continued at UFC Fight Night 31 with a first-round TKO victory against Germaine de Randamie.

Throughout her UFC career, Nunes defeated great competitors such as Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, and Cris Cyborg.

Amanda Nunes became the first openly homosexual UFC champion, breaking boundaries and motivating others.

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Amanda Nunes UFC Career

Nunes made her UFC debut against Sheila Gaff at UFC, which Amanda Nunes won via TKO (punches and elbows) in the first round.

Amanda Nunes defeated Germaine de Randamie in the opening round of her next bout before succumbing to Cat Zingano by submission in the third round of UFC 178.

Nunes would rebound, go on a three-fight winning streak, and earn a championship chance against then-champion Miesha Tate in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.

Amanda would dominate Tate and finish the fight through a rear naked choke in the first round to become the new UFC Bantamweight Champion and the first openly homosexual UFC Champion.

Nunes would defend her title against Rona Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, and Raquel Pennington three times before stepping up to featherweight to face Cris Cyborg for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship at UFC.

Amanda knocked out Cyborg in the opening minute of the bout to become the UFC’s first two-division female champion.

Nunes would defend her bantamweight title against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie before returning to featherweight to defeat Megan Anderson at UFC, extending her UFC win streak to 12.

Amanda Nunes’ career earnings 

According to sportsbiomedia.com, Nunes has collected millions of dollars over her MMA career, particularly after winning her first UFC title.

Amanda Nunes is estimated to have won around $450,000 in her much-anticipated rematch with Julianna Pea.

Notable earnings include $442,000 from their first fight, $440,000 for her decisive win over Cris Cyborg, and $490,000 for her battles over Germaine de Randamie, Felicia Spencer, and Megan Anderson.
As a result, Nunes’ lifetime earnings are expected to be around $4.6 million, demonstrating her talent and aptitude to seize opportunities.

Amanda Nunes’ Biggest UFC Pay

According to InsideSport, Amanda Nunes recently earned her largest payout in her previous bout against Julianna Pena. Nunes got a large base salary of $400,000 in this highly anticipated battle and a $50,000 sponsorship bonus. Furthermore, given the potential pay-per-view rewards, it is expected that ‘The Lioness would earn anywhere between $700,000 and $900,000, making it a huge milestone in her career.

 Amanda Nunes’ net worth 

Amanda Nunes has established herself as a successful and financially prosperous mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, according to sportsbiomedia.com, which reports that Amanda Nunes has accumulated a net worth of $4 million.

Amanda Nunes Biography in Brief

Name:

Amanda Lourenço Nunes

Nick Name: The Lioness
Age: 35
Born: May 30, 1988
Gender: Female
Height:  5’8″ft
Weight: 134lbs
Country of Origin: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Net Worth/Salary  $4 Million
Partner(lesbian) Nina Nunes
Relationship Status married
Kids-(Daughter) Hazel Ann Nunes(Adopted)
Father Sandoval Nunes
Mother Ivete Nunes
Siblings Valdirene and Vanessa
Social Media Twitter – Instagram – Facebook

Amanda Nunes’ relationships

A well-known Brazilian MMA fighter, Amanda Nunes established a strong connection and unshakable support in her relationship with Nina Nunes, previously Nina Ansaroff, a former UFC competitor in the women’s strawweight division.

Fate brought them together at the same gym, where they rapidly became inseparable best friends, cementing a friendship that would only grow stronger over time.

Aside from becoming life partners, they created an unbreakable partnership outside the Octagon. Nina was at Amanda’s side every step of the way as Amanda Nunes ascended to become a two-division champion, delivering unfailing support.

Their bond strengthened, and they bravely accepted their lesbian love, becoming the first openly gay pair in UFC history.

In 2018, they took their relationship to the next level by getting engaged. Amanda and Nina married the following year, 2019, legally cementing their relationship.

Their love became even more vital when they brought their first child, a lovely baby girl called Raegan Ann Nunes, into the world in 2020.

According to reports, Amanda Nunes conceived their first kid using in vitro fertilization with a sperm donor.

The pair embraced parenting with tremendous excitement and compassion, cherishing the new chapter of their life.

They made exciting news in a recent Instagram post.

Nina Nunes is presently pregnant, and the couple is looking forward to the arrival of their second daughter, Hazel Ann Nunes.

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Amanda Nunes Titles

Since 2018, Amanda Nunes has held the UFC featherweight title.

Amanda Nunes is also a two-time UFC bantamweight champion, winning the championship for the first time in 2016.
After losing the championship to Julianna Pena in 2021, Amanda Nunes bounced back and defeated her the following year to reclaim it.

Aside from MMA, Nunes won gold in the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2008 and was a world champion in the North American Grappling Association’s lightweight class.

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Amanda Nunes’ MMA records

Amanda Nunes entered the professional ranks in 2008 and currently holds a record of 22-5, with 13 of her victories coming through knockout.

After suffering her first defeat at the hands of Ana Maria, Nunes went on a six-fight winning streak, one of which included a victory in Strikeforce over eventual champion Julia Budd.

Before moving to the UFC in 2013, Amanda Nunes had a record of 1-1 in Invicta. The Brazilian fighter defeated Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie in the same year through a technical knockout before falling short against Cat Zingano.

Fun Facts

  1. Nunes spent his childhood in a little village in Bahia in Brazil.
  2. When Amanda Nunes was four years old, Amanda Nunes began her karate training; when Amanda Nunes was sixteen, Amanda Nunes started her training in boxing.
  3. Amanda Nunes started developing her grappling abilities when taking classes with Ryan Franco of Redding, California, who has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  4. Amanda Nunes credits her instructor, Mr. Franco, for her accomplishments and says Amanda Nunes learned a lot from him.
  5.  Her sister, who also competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, was the one who introduced her to her first dojo, which led to her very first competition in the sport.
  6. Before moving to Miami, where he currently resides and continues his training at MMA Masters, Nunes lived in New Jersey and trained at AMA Fight Club.
  7. Amanda Nunes has participated in the 135-pound and 145-pound weight classes and has declared that Amanda Nunes plans to continue competing in the 135-pound weight class for the foreseeable future.
  8. Nunes competed in mixed martial arts for the first time at Prime MMA Championship 2 on March 8, 2008. In the opening round of the competition, Amanda Nunes battled Ana Maria and was ultimately beaten by an armbar submission.
  9. Before making her debut in Strikeforce on January 7, 2011, in Nashville, Tennessee, at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine, Amanda Nunes had already won five consecutive fights, all of which were won by some knockout. Amanda Nunes knocked out her opponent, Canadian Julia Budd, in just 14 seconds to win.

 

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