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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 02: Amanda Nunes weighs in during the UFC 163 weigh-in at HSBC Arena on August 2, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I'm training really hard for this fight. If she makes any mistakes, I'm training to knock her out or finish her.
When and why did you start training for fighting? She started karate at 7 years old. Then she started boxing and training jiu-jitsu as a teenager. She made her pro MMA debut at 19. Her mother put her in karate because she was always full of energy and she wanted to do something useful with it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt in jiu-jitsu and judo. Naga World Champ in her weight and Absolute, Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold, Mundials Jiu-Jitsu Gold, Brazilian State Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Do you have any heroes? Cain Velasquez and her uncle, Jose Alvis
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? She was studying Physical Education but is pursuing her dream and moved to the USA to train full time
What was your job before you started fighting? Never worked. Training is her work
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? She has ended all her fights by KO, three of them in the first 30 seconds.
Favorite grappling technique: Mata Leao (Rear naked choke)
Favorite striking technique: Boxing Combination
What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why? Julia Budd. It was for Strikeforce, live on Showtime, and her first fight in America.