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Openly gay UFC champ Amanda Nunes honored by Los Angeles City Council

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Nunes defeated Ronda Rousey in her last fight

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Amanda Nunes, left, and girlfriend Nina Ansaroff.
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Amanda Nunes, the openly gay UFC bantamweight champion who knocked out Ronda Rousey last December, will be honored by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.

“Amanda Nunes is an example to young women, women of color, and LGBTQ people,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez. “Amanda’s passion, drive, determination and perseverance have shown our young people that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to, if they work hard enough.”

Martinez is introducing a resolution declaring it "Amanda 'The Lioness' Nunes Day" in the City of Los Angeles.

Here is the video of the council honoring Nunes (it starts at the 40-minute mark).

Nunes, 28, is both the first Brazilian woman and openly gay person to win a UFC championship. Her training partner Nina Ansaroff is also her girlfriend.