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Who is Amanda Nunes, the UFC Bantamweight Champion?

After what was her surprise defeat in December 2021, the Brazilian Amanda Nunes managed to take revenge on Julianna Peña and was crowned again as t


After what was her surprise defeat in December 2021, the Brazilian Amanda Nunes managed to take revenge on Julianna Peña and was crowned again as the champion of the bantamweight in the UFC, extending her legacy as one of the best fighters in the history of the company.

Here’s everything you need to know about Nunes.

She is a 34-year-old Brazilian fighter, from Salvador, a small town in Bahia. She from very early in her life became involved in the world of mixed martial arts, initially practicing karate and then Jiu-Jitsu, in which she managed to become a black belt. She participated in different tournaments of this specialty, even winning Pan-American championships.

As of 2008, she debuted as a professional wrestler, falling in her first match in a matter of 35 seconds by submission against her compatriot Ana María. This did not stop her and she quickly became one of the top prospects at Featherweight, later moving up to Bantamweight and competing for brands like Strikeforce and Invicta FC.

She joined the UFC in 2013 and from there began her legend with the organization, becoming Bantamweight World Champion in 2016 and Featherweight in 2018, defeating such stars as Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Cris Cybord and Holly Holm. In her sixth bantamweight defense she fell to Julianna Peña, but she regained the belt from her by unanimous decision in July 2022.

Nunes is one of the top representatives of the women’s branch of the UFC and over the years has added multimillion-dollar earnings under that status. It is estimated that her highest payment for her combat would be over $500,000 and it was precisely her last duel against Peña.

His net worth is estimated at $4 million by 2022, and much of it comes from contracts with brand sponsors, including Reebok, Yamamoto Nutrition, CELSIUS Energy Drink, and Trifecta.

Despite the rumors about different UFC fighters and fighters, Amanda Nunes is the only world champion to publicly reveal being gay, setting a precedent in the world of professional wrestling.

The Brazilian has stressed that the company’s support has been essential to eliminate biases and prejudices against her preferences, being essential in her relationship with fellow fighter Nina Nunes, with whom she had a daughter in 2020.