Istela Nunes

Brazil

Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 2/12/2020
Pulled from UFC Mexico City
StrawweightUFC
Out
August 12, 2019
Nunes was removed from her scheduled matchup against Angela Hill at UFC Mexico City due to a failed drug test, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nunes was set to make her UFC debut after a successful run under the banner of ONE FC, but that notion will be put on hold for the time being. It's unclear exactly what Nunes tested positive for at this time, or if there is a potential suspension on the way. It is often difficult for younger fighters to dispute this types of suspensions, but more information will be released on the details of her case when provided.
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Facing Angela Hill in UFC debut
StrawweightUFC
Out
July 29, 2019
Nunes (7-1-0, 1 NC) is scheduled to face Angela Hill (9-7-0) in a strawweight fight Sept. 21 at UFC Mexico City, Guilherme Cruz and Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com report.
ANALYSIS
Nunes, who finalized a contract with the UFC about a month ago, will make her Octagon debut after previously going 2-1 as a member of the ONE Championship promotion in Asia. The 27-year-old's lone loss came in a title fight against Angela Lee last September.
Signs with UFC
StrawweightUFC
Out
June 26, 2019
Nunes signed with the UFC on Wednesday, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nunes signed with the UFC on Wednesday after a two-year stint with ONE championship. The 26-year-old Brazilian boasts a 7-1 overall professional record and will fight in the strawweight division.