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Who is Amanda Nunes’ wife Nina Ansaroff, and when is their baby due?

AMANDA NUNES is on top of the world.

Widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound female MMA fighter on the planet, the Brazilian puts her featherweight crown on the line this Saturday against Felicia Spencer.

And although she can't be at the UFC APEX due to coronavirus regulations, 'The Lioness" will be cheered on by wife Nina Ansaroff.

Who is Amanda Nunes' wife Nina Ansaroff?

It's safe to say this is a power couple you wouldn't want to mess with.

Nunes' wife Nina is also in the UFC, competing in the strawweight division and currently boasts a proud 16-6 pro record.

Ansaroff, 34, was born in Florida in December 1985 and got into martial arts at a young age, starting Taekwondo aged just 6.

After a motorbike accident in 2009, she took up MMA and turned professional just a year later before joining the Invicta FC.

Despite three defeats in her first four pro fights, Ansaroff fought back with a five-win streak that alerted the UFC to her presence.

She made her organisation debut in November 2014, going down to Julian Lima on points in a Brazil Fight Night contest.

Nina's highest profile victory came against Claudia Gadelha at UFC 231, while she currently sits at No5 in the women's strawweight UFC rankings.

Nunes and Ansaroff are the most high-profile gay couple in the MMA world and announced their engagement in August 2018 after meeting five years earlier.

And the Brazilian credits her recent UFC successes to her relationship with a fellow fighter.

She told USA Sport Today in 2017: "It helps me to be calm because I know Nina understands.

"She knows everything that goes into being a fighter, so I don’t have to explain why I am doing this or that.

"Sometimes getting ready to fight is a difficult time, but she makes it easy for me, and I try to do the same for her."

When is their baby due?

The pair were initially sparring partners before friendship turned into a budding romance.

And in March 2020, Nunes and Ansaroff announced they were expecting a baby together.

Ansaroff is carrying their baby girl - who is due in September - and has stepped away from the Octagon for the forseeable future.

But she has revealed she will be back in the ring 'after she is born'.

Nunes wrote on her Instagram: "I wanna tell every single person on this planet that Raegan Ann Nunes will be here mid September!

“I cannot wait to see her."

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