max-nunes.jpgStockholm native Max Nunes had never done any type of martial arts. But a local school was on his way home, and he always seemed to be walking by when practice was in session. 

Eventually, curiosity led him to walk into the school, where he took a class. The subject of the day was the armbar; he learned the joint lock, and instantly he fell in love with the sport. 

“I’d never done anything like that before,” Nunes told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). “I fell in love with learning new stuff all the time.”

Nunes now is the owner of a 9-0 professional record and Saturday, he meets another undefeated prospect, Marcin Lazarz, at BAMMA 12. The event takes place at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Lazarz used the armbar to defeat his most recent opponent, Sam Mensah, which brought his undefeated streak to five. To date, he has submitted two of his professional opponents.

“I like fighting people that are undefeated,” Nunes said. “It brings a bit more hype to the fight, and also, it makes it a little bit better when you beat them.”

So far, Nunes has handed two opponents their first professional losses in addition to spoiling the debuts of others. Only once has he seen the second round of a fight, which he said was the result of a cautious opponent who took him to the ground. More impressive, perhaps, is a nearly equal number of wins by submission (five) and TKO/KO (four). 

Now, Nunes’ goal is to keep winning, and perhaps see what deep waters feel like. 

“One day, I probably will,” he said. “Hopefully.” 

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