UFC Bantamweight Queen Amanda Nunes Makes Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’ List for 2018

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 14, 2017


UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is the only mixed martial artist to make Forbes list for 2018.

The 29-year-old Nunes joins the likes of Jose Altuve, Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Davis, Sloane Stephens and Matthew Stafford on Forbes’ sports list, which recognizes athletes under the age of 30 for “winning on and off the field.”

“She sent shockwaves though the UFC world by defeating Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds,” reads Forbes’ description of Nunes. “The first openly gay champion for the sport, Nunes is the reigning women’s bantamweight champion with a 15-4 record. Nunes has an endorsement deal with TEN spring water.”

Nunes made her first title defense at UFC 215 on Sept. 9, taking a split decision against Valentina Shevchenko. The Brazilian owns other notable victories against the likes of Miesha Tate, Sara McMann, Germaine de Randamie and Julia Budd.

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