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Amanda Nunes Fight Purse: How Much Did Nunes Earn For Her Fight Against Megan Anderson at UFC 259

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Amanda Nunes returns to action this weekend against Julianna Penna in what promises to be a title fight of epic proportions in the co-main event of UFC 269 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In what has been an absolutely dominant run for the LionessAmanda Nunes will once again look to prove her prowess in the UFC’s bantamweight division with a win over seasoned grappler Julianna Penna here at UFC 269. 

 

Ahead of the title fight, let’s take a look at Amanda Nunes’ last title defense and learn how much she pocketed for her bantamweight title defense at UFC 259.

UFC 259 fight purse: Amanda Nunes takes home $500,000 upwards for her fight against Megan Anderson 

Amanda Nunes pocketed a mammoth $500,000 for her appearance against Megan Anderson at UFC 259. Nunes won the fight via stoppage in the very first round, in what was a vintage performance from the Lioness, from the let go. In the end, Nunes was able to dominate Anderson, and in the process, she picked up her 12th straight win inside the Octagon. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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According to Sportekz, Nunes also picked up a $100,000 winning bonus, along with $30,000 in sponsorship money, bringing her total earnings from the Megan Anderson fight to $630,000. Needless to say, this is a huge payday for Nunes, who has become an icon in the world of women’s mixed martial arts and MMA in general.

Amanda Nunes next fight: Julianna Penna confident about upsetting the Lioness

Julianna Penna has to be Nunes’ toughest opponent in recent times. However, it’s safe to say that it’s a challenge like no other for Nunes, who has shared the UFC Octagon against arguably some of the greatest of all time.

In a list that includes the likes of Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko, Ronda Rousey, and Holly Holm, among others, Amanda Nunes stands as the undisputed bantamweight champion of the world. 

If Nunes is able to get past Julianna Penna this weekend at UFC 269, it will plummet her to greater heights, and solidify her position as the greatest women mixed martial artist of all time. UFC 269 will also feature the return of Charles Oliveira against Dustin Poirier for the UFC’s lightweight championship.