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Who Is MMA Fighter Marcelo Nunes? Everything To Know About The Player


Marcelo Nunes is a pro MMA fighter.
Marcelo Nunes is a pro MMA fighter.

Marcelo Florenço Nunes, better known as Marcelo Nunes, is a 33 years old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and a pro-MMA fighter born on the 21st of December 1988 in Itú.

The student of Master Takeyoshi and Robert Drysdale, he attributes his success to his respected coaches and Zenith teammate Diego Castelo Branco; without their guidance, he wouldn't have made it to where he is today.

Marcelo Nunes Wikipedia: The Pro MMA Fighter

Marcelo Nunes is a pro-MMA fighter and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, serving as a Zenith JJ Academy representative; he worked extensively with Master Takeyoshi.

 Nunes is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and a professional mixed marital artist.
Nunes is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and a professional mixed marital artist.( Source : instagram )

The athlete made his debut as a fighter on the 14th of December 2013 with a victory against Nate Hoffman, and he has a record of eight wins and one loss on his Tapopogy profile.

Likewise, Nunes has an upcoming bout with Dylan Potter at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC, New York, United States, on the 5th of August 2022. Dylan has fought 15 bouts and won 10 of them while losing five.

Marcelo Nunes Age And Biography

Nunes is 33 years old, born in 198, a city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, in Itú, and the fighter makes a toast to celebrate his birthday on the 21st of December every year.

His interest in martial arts started at 10 when the athlete got introduced to capoeira, the Brazilian art of kicking, so he practiced for two years until his interest shifted to jiu-jitsu and UFC.

Age 33 years old
Height 6 feet and 3 inches
Weight 244.2 lbs

Watching his friend's depiction of jiu-jitsu and his younger brother's practice, he joined the BJJ class of Mr. Takeyoshi and abandoned capoeira when he was 12. 

However, Marcelo's parents couldn't afford his tuition, so Takeyoshi taught him for free and provided him emotional support; he also trained under Robert Drysdale and represented Brasa Academy. 

Later in 2007, Robert settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, while he trained in his hometown. But he left everything behind to reunite with his coach in America in 2010, where he received his black belt.

Meet Marcelo Nunes's Wife And Children

The 33 years old is happily married to his gorgeous wife Cam Gu; the pair walked down the aisle and committed to spending together forever in 2009.

The athlete and his better half have been together for 12 years; furthermore, they celebrate their wedding anniversary every year on the 9th of November. 

Marcelo with his beloved wife and children during Christmas 2021.
Marcelo with his beloved wife and children during Christmas 2021.( Source : instagram )

Likewise, Marcelo and Cam have gotten blessed with two kids; they welcomed their first child, a baby girl Niyah, in the same year they tied the knot; Niyah turned 13 on the 13th of May 2022.

Later, Nunes's significant other gave life to an adorable baby boy named Kayden. Although the age of little Nunes is unknown, he marks his birthday annually on the 29th of March under the astrological sign Aries.

How Much Is Marcelo Nunes's Net Worth?

Although Nunes hasn't disclosed his career earnings, we presume he makes more than $20,000 to $50,000 for being a pro-MMA fighter.

The athlete does wrestling and Thai boxing, apart from being a mixed martial artist and a jiu-jitsu advocate, and has set a professional MMA record of 8-win and one loss; likewise, he had the MT record of 7-0 as per BJJ Heroes.

Marcelo flexing the two gold he won at Phoenix Open.
Marcelo flexing the two gold he won at Phoenix Open.( Source : instagram )

Moreover, he has won many fights, with the most remarkable ones including the 1st Place IBJJF Masters World Championship, Pan Championship, American Nationals, and 2nd Place IBJJF Masters World Championship. 

Likewise, Marcelo won the CBJJE World Champion and Marianas Open Championship while winning 3rd place at Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals. Thus, the fight might have received a decent paycheck to lead a happy, comfortable, and wealthy life.

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