When people talk about martial art as a career, many people take it as a profession that is only taken and practiced by men. Although there is some truth in it since this field is dominated by men, there are a few ladies who have dared walk on the same path Amanda Nunes being one of them. In this article, we will look at Amanda Nunes’ biography and net worth in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Amanda Nune was born on 30th May 1988 in Salvador, Brazil. Amanda is of South-American ethnicity and she is the daughter Sindoval Nunes and Ivete Nunes. Amanda was brought up in Salvado, Bahia, Brazil alongside her sister Vanessa Nunes.
Amanda passion in martial arts started when she was a small girl as she started her karate training when she was four years of age. After being well equipped she shifted her attention from karate to boxing when she was 16 year old. As a way of sharpening her skills in grappling, she joined the Brazilian jiu-jitsu Black Belt Ryan Franco. The teachings she got under Franco have contributed a lot to the success of her career today.
Although there have been rumors that Amanda is engaged to be married to her fiancé she confirmed these rumors to be just rumors as she openly confessed to be a lesbian. She also revealed that she is in a relationship with Nina Ansaroff who is a fellow UFC fighter since 2012. Nina Ansaroff competes in the strawweight division.
Although Amanda has a very reserved personality and is always hesitant to discuss about her personal life, it is evident that she has a very good relationship with her boyfriend. The two are great funs of each other and support one another during fighting events.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Amanda possesses extraordinary fighting talents and techniques which have helped her get great recognition and appreciation in her career. She has also trained a lot to sharpen her skills in martial arts since she was a young girl. Amanda made her first MMA appearance on 8th March 2008. However, she lost to Ana Maria who was her competitor at the time.
Amanda was however, not discouraged and she continued sharpening her skills preparing for more competitions ahead. On 30th December 2016, she was scheduled to bout with Ronda Rousey which turned out to be her breakthrough as a professional fighter. She knocked out her competitor within 48 seconds of the battle which was a great win.
Net Worth & Earnings
Although Amanda’s star started shining two years ago despite being in the martial arts competitions since 1998, she has managed to earn herself a net worth of approximately $1.5 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a professional MMA fighter.
Amanda is a strong and committed martial art fighter and she is not only proficient but also a talented fighter. Despite her being a woman, she wasn’t discouraged from venturing into martial arts field and she has been well established in it now.