Amanda Lourenço Nunes is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), in which she is the reigning champion of the women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions. Widely considered to be one of the greatest women’s MMA fighters of all time, Nunes is the first woman to become a two-division UFC champion, and the third fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently, after Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier. She is the first and only fighter in UFC history to defend two titles while actively holding them. As of June 2, 2020, her current rank is #1 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
She is also called ‘The Lioness‘ because at the first gym she trained featured two lions as part of its logo and as she was the only female fighter at the gym everyone started calling her ‘The Lioness’.
Amanda Nunes Net Worth is estimated at around $4 Million
According to sources and following recent updates, the Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, Amanda Nunes for the year 2021 has an estimated net worth of $4 million, mostly generated since her debut as a UFC fighter in 2013.
Nunes carries sponsorships from Reebok–which has an agreement with UFC to provide footwear for all its fighters-Revivid Sports CBD products, Trifecta Systems, and Kaged Muscle Supplements.
According to reports, Nunes earned $540,000 for her victory against Megan Anderson on Saturday night, and additionally, she received $500,000 for her June fight with Felicia Spencer, which she won by unanimous decision. Nunes’s 48-second win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 added another $200,000 to her account. The purse included a $100,000 bonus.
She receives $350,000 for showing up at fights and also earns an extra $100,000 for wins. She earns $350,000 for showing up at fights according to Sports Daily.
Her UFC career
Nunes made her UFC debut against Sheila Gaff at UFC 163 on August 3, 2013, in Brazil and won the fight via TKO in the first round. November 6, 2013, she made her second UFC appearance facing Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 31. Nunes won the fight via TKO in the first round.
For her third fight, Nunes was selected as the injury replacement for Shayna Baszler against Sarah Kaufman at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. But, Nunes later pulled out of the fight with a dislocated thumb.
On September 27, 2014, Nunes faced Cat Zingano at UFC 178. After almost finishing Zingano with punches in the first round, she lost the next round before being finished via TKO in the third round.
On March 21, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 62 she faced Shayna Baszler and won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Nunes won against Sara McMann on August 8, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 73 via a rear-naked choke submission in the first round, after knocking her opponent down with a three-punch combination.
She faced Valentina Shevchenko on March 5, 2016, at UFC 196 and won the fight by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–27, and 29–27).
After accumulating a three-fight win streak, Nunes earned her first title shot in the UFC. She faced Miesha Tate for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship on July 9, 2016, at UFC 200 and won the fight by submission in the first round. Throughout her career, Nunes has played a total of 25 matches( won 21 matches and loosed 4 matches).
Nunes outside her professional life
Amanda Nunes,32, was born on the 30th of May in the year 1988 in Pojuca, Bahia, Brazil. She is the youngest of her three sisters and was raised by their single mother. She began training in karate at the age of four and pursued training in boxing at age sixteen.
Nunes is the first openly lesbian champion in UFC history. She is married to Nina Ansaroff, a UFC fighter who competes in the Strawweight division. Ansaroff gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter Raegan Ann Nunes on September 24, 2020.
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