UFC fighters Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff have revealed they are expecting their first child together — a baby girl due in September.
Amanda, the 31-year-old reigning champion in the women’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions, and Nina, who is ranked fifth in the women’s strawweight division, both took to Instagram on Thursday to share the joyous news.
‘I am excited to announce that Baby Raegan Ann Nunes will be here mid September! I cannot wait to meet her!’ Nina, 34, wrote, adding that she is carrying their baby and will return to fighting after their daughter is born.
Celebration: UFC fighters Amanda Nunes (right) and Nina Ansaroff (left) have revealed they are expecting their first child together, a baby girl named Raegan Ann Nunes
Surprise! Nina, who is ranked fifth in the women’s strawweight division, revealed that she is carrying their daughter (pictured) and is due in September
In the photo, Amanda has a pair of white baby shoes in her hand and is posing with her arm around her longtime partner. Nina, meanwhile, is holding up a baby girl’s navy and white gingham dress.
Proud mom-to-be: Amanda, the reigning champion in the women’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions, also posted a video of Nina’s ultrasound in February
Both of the moms-to-be are beaming for the camera, and as part of their post, they also shared a 3-D ultrasound image of their baby girl.
‘I wanna tell every single person on this planet that…. Raegan Ann Nunes will be here mid September! I cannot wait to see her,’ Amanda wrote.
Nina is roughly three months pregnant, and Amanda proudly shared a video of Nina’s ultrasound in February in her announcement post.
The couple met at an MMA gym in Florida in 2012, and four years later, Amanda became the first openly gay champion in UFC history when she defeated Miesha Tate and won the bantamweight title.
When they got engaged in August 2018, they both shared snapshots of Nina showing off her diamond ring.
Growing family: The couple posed for photos together at the UFC 245 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December 2019
Reining champ: Amanda became the first openly gay champion in UFC history in 2016. She is pictured striking Germaine de Randamie while defending her bantamweight title in December
Goal: Nina, who is pictured fighting in June, said that when she returns to the ring, she wants to move up a weight class and compete in the flyweight division
‘#shesaidyes,’ Amanda captioned the image, while Nina wrote: ‘…. #Isaidyes.’
The couple opened up about their desire to start a family in 2020 while speaking to TMZ in December ahead of the new year.
‘I’m taking a year off. I’m gonna be training throughout my pregnancy. I’m gonna stay in shape,’ Nina said, adding that when she returns to the ring, she wants to move up a weight class and compete in the flyweight division.
Amanda and Nina said fellow UFC fighter and mom Mackenzie Dern had reached out to congratulate them, and they both noted they were impressed that she had returned to fighting just four months after giving birth.
Look of love: The couple met at an MMA gym in Florida in 2012. They are pictured celebrating Amanda’s victory over Ronda Rousey in 2016
It’s official: When they got engaged in August 2018, they both shared snapshots of Nina showing off her diamond ring
Plans: Although Nina is taking a year off from fighting, she said she is going to train throughout her pregnancy and ‘stay in shape’
The couple has known that they want to get married and have children for the past three years. In 2016, Amanda told USA Today Nina wants to carry a baby and they also have plans to adopt.
She also explained how their shared love of fighting has been an asset for her in the ring.
‘For sure, being in a relationship with someone who understands what is going on helps my fighting,’ Amanda said. But on the other side because we are fighters helps to make the relationship stronger.
‘We understand the work that we put in and we respect each other. We met through fighting and it brings us closer. If I am cutting weight she helps. This has helped make me a champion.’