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Julianna Pena Explains Why She Earned Title Shot Against Amanda Nunes

Julianna Pena shocked the world when she defeated Amanda Nunes to win the UFC women’s bantamweight title. Former two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes released a statement following her bantamweight title loss to Julianna Pena at UFC 269 on Saturday. Nunes is unbeaten since 2014 and also holds the UFC women’s featherweight title, but at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend, Champ she will defend the 135lbs division’s belt for the first time in two years. Rarely has anyone dominated Nunes, 33, in quite this way since she entered the U.F.C. in 2013. Her rise included easily dispatching Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and Cris Justino, known as Cyborg. They were all pillars of women’s mixed martial arts and helped accelerate its footprint.
That means her upcoming bout against Juliana Pena, on paper, isn’t one to be overly excited about. Amanda Nunes (21-4) is the ‘GOAT’ of women’s MMA and frankly, should be celebrated more. The double champion has cleaned out the bantamweight and featherweight divisions and is on a 12-fight win streak with eight finishes .

Hour, depending on how long the fights last earlier in the night. In the co-main event of the evening, Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena will fight for the women’s featherweight title. White also confirmed the promotion’s intention to schedule an immediate rematch with Peña and Nunes sometime next year. Both fighters have expressed interest in it, and with how much buzz their first meeting generated, White expects their second meeting to be even bigger. Peña dethroned Nunes at UFC 269 earlier this month via second-round rear-naked choke in what is widely considered one of the greatest upsets in UFC history. The performance from Nunes was in stark contrast to her other appearances in the Octagon, the bulk of which accounted for her remarkable five-year reign over two divisions.
We serve you with the latest breaking news, exclusive fighter interviews, videos and more. After a decade of on-line operation BJP has evolved into the most reliable destination for all of your MMA needs. Nunes appears to be very invested in the idea of coming back to challenge Pena with the champion herself also being more than happy to offer up the rematch. Whether you’re new to sports betting or a betting pro, ourHow To BetandSports Betting Strategy and Advicepages are for you. You can get started with our How To Section — includingHow to Make an Online Sports Bet— or head to more advanced strategy — likeHow to Use Public Betting Information to Your Advantage— to learn more.

She averages 2.5 takedowns per fight and defends them at an 84% clip. Overall, Nunes has finished 17 of her 21 wins; and, recently, finished a fight by reverse triangle armbar in 2 minutes flat. Nunes’ preferred path to victory is to force her opponent to make a mistake and then finish the fight.
The location for the event is also not confirmed at this point. Keep tuned in for more updates on UFC 269 and future UFC events. Pena earlier raised questions whether Nunes wantedly got their bout postponed and alleged that Nunes recovered from COVID in time and could have made it to UFC 265. Amanda Nunes currently holds both Bantamweight and Featherweight titles and is undefeated in her last 12 bouts in UFC.

The Ultimate Fighter season 18 winner is now 7-2 in the UFC. Pena’s best course of action is to get Nunes on the ground and turn this into a wrestling match. Nunes has too many moves and is simply overpowering in the standup game. Amanda Nunes is the favorite in this fight, but she is not one to take any match for granted. Nunes chops Pena down with a calf kick but Pena gets back up and Nunes is looking like a predator in there early.
« For a Kayla Harrison, the Amanda Nunes fight was huge, » he said. By the middle of the round, the defending champ looked to be fading, and that only emboldened the challenger. After backing up Nunes with her strikes, Peña took the fight to the canvas and immediately locked in a rear-naked choke. “I don’t feel like Julianna did any submission because she didn’t have a submission the way she finished the fight,” Cyborg said. “I feel like Amanda Nunes at one point, she sees she cannot finish and Julianna Peña continued going forward and she tapped. I don’t know what was passing through her mind in the second round because when you’re going to fight for the title, you’re ready for seven rounds, and that was the second.
‘Pay me my money’ – Paul claims ‘corny weasel’ Mayweather still owes him The two men fought in an exhibition PPV boxing match back in June. And it sounds like all the finances have yet to be settled. While Nunes delivered some huge shots in the opening exchanges, Peña hung in there and turned the fight into a slugfest. Insiders Betting Digest provides the hardcore and casual bettor with takes they can’t find anywhere else.

She is coming off two featherweight title defences – Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision and Megan Anderson via submission. This will be the seventh defence of her bantamweight title which she lasted defended in 2019 when she cleaned Holly Holm’s clock with a head kick. UFC 269 airs Saturday evening with a 14-fight card capped by a pair of title fights. Charles Oliveira puts his lightweight title on the line against No. 1 contender Dustin Poirier in the main event and Amanda Nunes puts her bantamweight title on the line against Julianna Peña in the co-main event. UFC 269 will take place live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pena is a very strong and durable wrestler and her game plan will be to grapple Nunes for five rounds and that is why she is a monstrous underdog. Nunes is the most dangerous striker in female history, but she is also a very powerful grappler. But an underdog makes for a great story in a win, and that’s exactly what Peña accomplished on Saturday night. Amanda Nunes (24-1) entered the night defending her bantamweight strap against challenger Julianna Peña (10-4). « We respect each other a lot, » Oliveira said through a translator. « But I was going to have my arm raised, and that’s what happened. … I want to make history. I want to leave a legacy, and I plan to show people that I can. »

This meant that she would no longer be able to step into the Octagon to face Pena at the event in Houston, Texas. After having to isolate and pulling out of the UFC 265 lineup on August 7, the clash is now set for December! On December 11, Nunes’ bantamweight crown will be on the line. She’ll fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, to defend her 135lb for the first timein two years. According to White, it’s a sure thing but it will depend on Nunes’ decision.

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