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Women's Bantamweight Division



Josiane Nunes

Women's Bantamweight Division

10-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Josiane Nunes

athlete record


Learn more about Josiane Nunes' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Curitiba, Brazil
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Octagon Debut
Apr. 17, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013

  • Seven wins by KO

  • Three first-round finishes

  • Lone loss, in second pro fight, was via decision to UFC vet Taila Santos in 2013

UFC Fight Night (3/16/24) Nunes lost a three round unanimous decision to Chelsea Chandler 

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Nunes won a three round unanimous decision over Zarah Fairn 

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Nunes won a three round unanimous decision over Ramona Pascual

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Nunes knocked out Bea Malecki at 4:54 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training 10 years ago to have better physical conditioning, as I played amateur football (soccer).

What ranks and titles have you held? I’m very well placed in the National MMA rankings.

Do you have any heroes? My Father

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s about overcoming obstacles and fulfilling a dream. For years, I’ve been working to be where I am today, and I am very happy to be a fighter in the biggest MMA event in the world today.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, only completed high school

What was your job before you started fighting? Worked in security, as a waitress and in general services, and later taught martial arts classes (Muay Thai).

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I became a champion and holder of an amateur Muay Thai belt in a regional tournament.

Favorite Striking technique: Straight Punches