Josiane Nunes


Debuting in August
May 31, 2021
Nunes will take on Bea Malecki (undisclosed) in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 21, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Nunes was slated to make her UFC debut in April, but the fight was called off after Zarah Fairn came in at eight pounds overweight ahead of the matchup. She'll now make her first appearance under the UFC banner against Malecki, who withdrew from her scheduled fight in April for an undisclosed reason. Malecki most recently defeated Veronica Macedo via unanimous decision in March 2020 and has now won her first two fights with the promotion. Malecki has an advantage in height.
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Debut put on hold
April 16, 2021
Nunes will no longer be fighting Zarah Fairn at the UFC event Saturday after Fairn came in at eight pounds overweight at Friday's weigh-ins, Nolan King of MMA Junkie reports.
Nunes inked a deal with the UFC in January and was set to make her promotional debut in April until things didn't cooperate at Friday's weigh-in. The UFC would not allow the fight to happen with such a weight discrepancy between her and Fairn, as she'll now have to wait a bit longer for another chance to arise down the road.
Making UFC debut in April
March 31, 2021
Nunes (7-1-0) is scheduled to face Zarah Fairn (6-4-0) in a bantamweight fight at the UFC's April 17 event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Nunes will be making her UFC debut in April after building her career record up to 7-1-0 before signing with the promotion earlier in 2021. Fairn, meanwhile, will be looking to rebound against the UFC newcomer after losing to Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer in her last two trips to the Octagon.
Signed by UFC
January 13, 2021
Nunes has signed with the UFC, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Nunes sports a career MMA record of 7-1 with 6 KO's. It's not clear yet when he will make his debut with the promotion. Nunes last fought in late November.