In the UFC, there is a ‘Leona’ who is in charge of 2 divisions of the company, and Amanda Nunes has shown that she will leave her life in the Octagon.
Amanda Nunes has been the face of women’s mixed martial arts for a long time, long before she dominated her divisions and became the first woman to hold 2 different weight titles at the same time.
But the career of the ‘Leona’ of the UFC was not always like this, who had difficult moments and defeats that kept her away from the throne and crown that she currently owns.
She made her debut for Strikeforce, one of the companies that gave women the first mixed martial arts opportunities. In this company, she had a record of a win, and a loss, which increased his numbers to 5-2, and her performance earned her to pass to Invicta when the UFC bought her competition.
In Invicta, she had also only 2 fights, with the same record as in Strikeforce, and after these fights, she was promoted to the UFC women’s division, with growing popularity thanks to Ronda Rousey, who later in her career would face Amanda Nunes.
Her debut in the UFC was a dream, 2 consecutive victories that were putting her name on the map, but as in all contact sports, the more you win, the more difficult your rivals are, and Amanda would face an old woman in her third fight in the UFC.
Amanda Nunes is the first UFC champion to express her sexual orientation or preference. She is married to fellow fighter Nina Ansaroff, and on September 24, 2020, her partner gave birth to their first daughter Raegan Ann Nunes. The ‘Leona’ has attributed the success to her relationship with her partner.