Amanda Nunes Biography

( 1988 - )
January 15, 2019
First published on:May 12, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Amanda Nunes

Date of Birth: 1988, May 30
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign:: taurus
Birth Name Amanda Lourenço Nunes
Famous Name The Lioness
Father Sindoval Nunes
Mother Ivete Nunes
Nationality Brazilian
Birth Place Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Currently Working For Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Net Worth $1 million
Weight in KG 61kg
Affair with Nina Ansaroff,
Boyfriend Nina Ansaroff

Amanda Lourenço Nunes a.k.a. Amanda Nunes is a professional MMA fighter. Currently, she competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is the UFC Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion. Prior to UFC, she also competed at Strikeforce and Invicta FC.


Amanda Nunes is an openly lesbian and is engaged to her long-time partner, Nina Ansaroff. As of 2019, she has an estimated net worth over $1 million. 

Amanda Nunes Early Life & Birth

Amanda Nunes was born on May 30, 1988, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She was born to Ivete Nunes and Sandoval Nunes. She is Brazilian by nationality but her ethnicity is unknown at this time. Her star sign is Gemini.

She has a sister whose name is Vanessa Nunes. Her sister is a successful actress.

At the age of four, she started training karate and persuaded training of boxing at the age of sixteen. She bags much of her success in competitive martial arts to the teaching of Franco.

Amanda Nunes Mixed Martial Arts Career

Amanda Nunes-trained at AMA Fight Club New Jersey before landing her steps to Miami to train at MMA Masters. On March 8, 2008, she made her debut at Prime MMA Championship and faced Ana Maria. She lost the fight via armbar submission in the first round.

On January 7, 2011, she made her Strikeforce debut at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine in Nashville, Tennessee. She defeated her opponent Julia Budd by knockout in just 14 seconds of the fight.

After competing at Strikeforce and Invicta FC, Amanda Nunes was assigned by the UFC. On August 3, 2013, in Brazil. She made her debut against Sheila Gaff and won the fight via TKO in the first round. On her next match, she faced Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 31 on Nov 6, 2013, and won the fight via TKO in the first round. On March 5, 2016, she faced veteran Valentina Shevchenko, at UFC 196. She won the fight via unanimous decision.

Nunes defeated Raquel Pennington via TKO at UFC 224 to defend her title. She then defeated the former featherweight champion Cris Cyborg at UFc 232 to become the UFC's third double-division champion at the same time.

She also became the UFC's first woman double-division champion and the third fighter two hold the belt in two divisions at the same time after Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.

Amanda Nunes Personal Life

When it comes to her personal life, Amanda Nunes is not married. She does not have a boyfriend. She is a lesbian. She is an affair with fellow UFC Fighter, Nina Ansaroff who competes in the strawweight division for past four years.

Amanda announced her engagement with Nina in August 2018 through her social media. The couple first met at American Top Team gym in Florida and started dating each other since 2012.

Amanda Nunes has reached the age of 28 now. She has a perfect height of 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs 61 kg. She has an MMA record of 14 wins in 18 matches. Her wins include one by decisions, three by submissions, and ten were by knockouts.

Amanda Nunes Earnings, Salary, & Net Worth

The significant source of Nunes' income is her professional MMA career. Since 2013, she is signed to UFC and her total disclosed UFC career earnings are listed below the table. 





August 3, 2013

UFC 163



November 6, 2013

UFC: Fight for the Troops 3



September 27, 2014

UFC 178



March 21, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare



August 8, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux



March 5, 2016

UFC 196



July 9, 2016

UFC 200



December 30, 2016

UFC 207



September 9, 2017

UFC 215



May 12, 2018

UFC 224



December 29, 2018

UFC 232



As of 2019, her net worth is over $1 million, Furthermore, she has penned an endorsement deal with TEN spring water, which definitely adds a good fortune to her net worth. 

Social Networking Involvements

Amanda Nunes is available for her fans on social networking sites. One can read her tweets on Twitter. She also posts her photos on Instagram. Recent updates about her bio can be taken from Wiki. 


  • Name: Amanda Nunes
  • Sister: Vanessa Nunes
  • Net worth: $1 million
  • Titles: UFC Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion
  • MMA record: 17-4-0

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