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UFC champ Amanda Nunes is MMA's only representative on Forbes' '30 under 30'


UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is in some pretty elite company.

Forbes.com today unveiled its “30 Under 30 2018” lists, including one for the sports world.

Nunes, a 29-year-old Brazilian, appears on the list with the likes of boxer Canelo Alvarez, the Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones, swimmer Jessica Long, tennis player Sloane Stephens and NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, among others.

Here’s Forbes.com‘s summary of Nunes:

“She sent shockwaves through the UFC world by defeating Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds. 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.”

Other “30 under 30” categories include Art & Style, Hollywood & Entertainment, Games, Music, Media and Science.

Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC), the No. 1 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women’s bantamweight rankings, is currently riding a six-fight winning streak, which includes a title win over Miesha Tate and defenses over Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko. “The Lioness” also has three “Performance of the Night” bonuses in her past five fights.

Nunes expected to sit out the rest of 2017 and return in early 2018.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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