- Amanda Nunes is the current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.
- Nunes is coming off her title win over Juliana Pena.
- Nunes will face Irene Aldana next.
After a massive upset defeat to Juliana Pena in their first match in December 2021, Amanda Nunes reclaimed her UFC Bantamweight Title in July 2021 after a lopsided unanimous decision victory over her former tormentor. This win also regained her top spot in BetMGM’s online sportsbook through the UFC odds.
But who is the next rightful challenger for the “Lioness,” and when will she return to action inside the Octagon?
The two-time double champ made history last night at #UFC277 💪 pic.twitter.com/b3lWUrONrt
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 31, 2022
When Is Amanda Nunes’ Next Fight?
Amanda Nunes’ return inside the Octagon will be against No.5 ranked contender Irene Aldana as they will be headlining UFC 289 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title. Aldana replaced Juliana Pena, who pulled out of the trilogy fight with Nunes due to a rib injury. This will be Nunes’ eighth bantamweight title fight since winning the belt in July 2016.
🚨 ICYMI 🚨 @IreneAldana_ steps in to face @Amanda_Leoa for the bantamweight championship at #UFC289! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/2hrP6On05r
— UFC (@ufc) May 3, 2023
Amanda Nunes MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 22-5
- Wins by TKO/KO: 13
- Wins by submission: 4
- Wins by decision: 5
- Striking accuracy: 52%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.40
- Significant strikes absorbed: 2.75
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 2.61
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.79
- Significant strikes defense: 56%
- Takedown defense: 82%
- Knockdown average: 0.71
- Average fight time: 9:58
Amanda Nunes Notable Wins
Amanda Nunes’ list of victims is star-studded as she holds a victory over Germaine de Randamie, Sana McMann, Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Raquel Pennington, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm, Felicia Spencer, Megan Anderson and Juliana Pena.
Amanda Nunes UFC Earnings
Amanda Nunes’ estimated total UFC earnings are over the $4 million threshold. This overall figure is only inclusive of his UFC gross and doesn’t include other sponsorships and brand deals. Her biggest single-fight salary came in July 2019 when she TKO’ed Holly Holm to take home a whopping $590,000 of prize money.
Amanda Nunes Team and Corner
Amanda Nunes has been a mainstay of the American Top Team since she joined the gym in 2014. This is where she also found most of her success and resurgence to become the world’s number one women’s pound-for-pound fighter. Nunes was guided there by coaches Mike Brown, Steve Mocco and Marcos DaMatta.
But this 2022, the reigning women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion split up with American Top Team to build her own gym and team, which she named after her – Team Nunes. Nunes’ new team consists of other top MMA coaches such as Kami Barzini and Roger Krahl.
Despite the team change, Amanda’s wife, Nina Nunes, will still be part of her Octagon-side team and corner during her bouts.
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