Amanda ‘The Lioness’ Nunes, the 31 year old Brazilian mixed martial artist (UFC), is the first woman in UFC history to become a two-division champion and the first woman in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. She is considered by most to be the best female fighter of all time and likely in her prime. She is always floating in the top 5 official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
The QueenSlayer has defeated legends from Miesha Tate, to Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, and astonishingly Cris Cyborg, who is not only larger physically than Amanda, but for years has been one of the most avoided female fighters on the planet (for many reasons, most unnecessary to mention). Her last loss was 5 years ago to Cat Zingano, and since then has finished every opponent not named Valentina Shevchenko, who she has went the distance with twice.
I want this film study to be mainly focused on distance control, and how she is a great case study for the argument that “punchers are born”. Nunes is a BJJ Black Belt and Judo Brown Belt but relies mostly on her concussive and cerebral striking. She is as intelligent as she is ferocious and has looked untouchable over the past few years.
As most of you are aware, I’m not going to cheapen this with “she’s got serious power”, this is a study in “the why” and “the how” in detail, Amanda went from an afterthought placeholder (for Ronda Rousey) to the elite of the elite in MMA. Enjoy, cheers.
Musical brilliance of Ronald Jenkees:
- 103 Degrees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhvCRwUjD4
- Fall Drift https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yViuI24FJGE
- New Ronald Jenkees CD is here! – “Days Away” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_GYngnyeT8
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