Amanda Nunes is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist who was born on September 30th 1990 in Salvador, Bahia Brazil. She started training at the young age of 13 years old at the behest of her brother Murilo Aquino who wanted his sister to have some self-defense skills. Amanda said that mixed martial arts helped teach discipline and respect for herself and others which translated into various aspects of her life.
Nunes made her professional MMA debut in 2008 at the age of 17, she won this match by submission (armbar) within 1 minute and 20 seconds. She says that the fight was so short because she was nervous and didn’t have much time to train so, therefore, wasn’t ready for an actual fight. Nunes went on to win her next 3 fights by KO/TKO and then captured the FCF Female Bantamweight Championship.
Amanda Nunes has had an amazing career; she won three divisions in MMA, including two UFC championships.
Amanda Nunes became the Lioness Assassin
In 2016, Amanda Nunes became the Lioness Assassin when she defeated Miesha Tate to win the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. She then cemented her place in history when she knocked out Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds to become the first UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.
Nunes’ final match was a loss to Valentina Shevchenko where she lost her Featherweight Championship and is now focusing on regaining it and becoming the first multi-division female champion in UFC history.
Amanda Nunes has fought her way through several different divisions, defeating some of MMA’s best fighters including Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg and Valentina Shevchenko.
Who is Amanda Nunes Married To
Since winning her first championship in the UFC, Amanda Nunes has been very open about her struggles with sobriety and giving up drugs, as well as the steps she took to improve her life. Nunes has also been very open about her happy marriage to UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff.
The two have been married since December 2017 and are very supportive of each other. Nunes says that her husband was by her side to support her until she became sober. Then the couple decided to build their dream home together in California which they finished just recently.
Nunes has said that she is very happy with her life now because of the changes she made and how it’s led to so much success for her. She also says that her relationship with God has been a solid foundation for her.
Amanda Nunes’ Advice How She Balances Work, Training, and Home Life
Nunes says that she works out every day because it keeps her mind and body focused and disciplined. She also says that she very much understands the importance of recovery and encourages everyone to take time to do things they enjoy like reading, meditating, listening to music or cooking.
With all of her success in MMA, Nunes encourages everyone to always check themselves and make sure they are doing the right things for them. Also, she says that if someone falls down then it’s okay; don’t let people tell you that you’re “less than” because you aren’t perfect; just believe in yourself.
Amanda Nunes has a lot to be proud of. She’s one of the most talented MMA fighters in the world–having won three different divisions, including two UFC championships. Nunes’ final match was a loss to Valentina Shevchenko where she lost her Featherweight Championship but is now focusing on regaining it and becoming the first multi-division female champion in UFC history.
If you want some inspiration from an amazing woman who faced some tough challenges head-on, then you should read Amanda Nunes’ story.