Who is Istela Nunes?

Istela Nunes Soares is a professional MMA fighter. She is best known for being the former ONE Championship fighter who has competed for the strawweight title. Her last fight in the flyweight division at ONE: Battle for the Havens in July of 2018. She has had only one loss in her professional MMA career. 

Quick Info
Full NameIstela Nunes Soares
Date Of Birth23rd of July 1992
Birth PlaceSao Jose dos Pinhais, Parana
ProfessionRacing driver
WEIGHT CLASS Strawweight
Age28 years
Height5 ft 4
Weight52 KG
Net worthN/A.

Bio, and Early life

Istela was born on the 23rd of July 1992 in Brazil. Her parents’ names are not disclosed. Similarly, she has not revealed much information regarding her early life or family members. We will update this section as soon as new information about her early life or family members is known. 

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Nationality, Physical features, and Zodiac

Height, Weight, and Age

Her nationality is Brazilian, and her ethnicity is Brazilian as well. 

She has an athletic build of height 5 feet 4 inches or 1.62 m and weighs 52 kg or 115 lbs. Her body measurements are not disclosed to the media. The color of her hair is black, and the color of her hair is black as well. 

Her zodiac sign is Leo. 


She has not revealed the details about her education to the media. We didn’t know where she did her high school. She is a private person, so we will update our readers as soon as we find any details about her education. 


Istela is a very private person. She has kept details about her love life under wraps, much like many other aspects of her life. However, we will keep our readers updated as soon as we learn more about her relationship status.

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MMA Career

She started her professional MMA career in 2010. She won her first MMA fight against Camila Lima on the 20th of August, 2010. She won the fight by a unanimous decision in the Brazil Regional. She took a break and continued her professional MMA career in 2015. On the 18th of October, 2015, she won against Cynthia Candido in Parana Regional.

Similarly, in the same year, in November, she won by unanimous decision against Maria Vega. On the 30th of January, in 2016, she again won by unanimous decision against Thais Camila. She knocked out Karoline Martins and won the achieved victory on the 21st of April, 2016. 

Similarly, in her next fight, she fought Mei Yamaguchi and defeated her in the third round by unanimous decision. Her winning streak came to a stop when she fought against Angela Lee. Angela Lee defeated Istela by doing the infamous Anaconda Choke on her on the 26th of May, 2017. After that, she went on to fight Gina Iniong and won by unanimous decision in 2018. 

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What is Istela Nunes’s Net worth?

The 28 years old professional MMA fighter has made to the top working very hard. She has earned a huge amount of money being a professional fighter. However, we don’t know her net worth as she has not publicized her assets to the media. 

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

She is active on her social media with 12.9K followers on Instagram (@istelanunesmma), 854 followers on Twitter (@IstelaNunesMMA). She also seems to have a Facebook account, but we cannot speak for its validity as the account has not been verified. 

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