Brazilian fighter nicknamed the Lioness who began her professional career in 2008. She defeated Miesha Tate for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship in 2016, becoming the first openly gay champion in UFC history.
She lost in a first round submission during her MMA debut on March 8, 2008.
She won five consecutive fights by knockout after losing her first bout.
She was introduced to Judo by her older sister. She began dating UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff in 2014.