Amanda Nunes wants her belt back and will face Julianna Peña this Saturday in the main event of UFC 277. STAFF / LIGH
- Amanda Nunes wants her belt back and will face Julianna Peña this Saturday in the main event of UFC 277.
STAFF / LIGHTS OF THE CENTURY
CANCUN, Q. ROO.- Former bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes wants her belt back and will face Julianna Peña this Saturday in the main event of UFC 277 in Dallas, United States. The Brazilian lost to the Venezuelan and ended a 12-fight win streak, so she hopes to get her revenge inside the octagon.
Nunes has 13 wins by way of knockout, four by way of knockout and 14 first-round finishes. However, his credentials were cast aside when he faced Pena, who submitted her in the second round during his first fight in December of last year.
The Brazilian still retains her featherweight belt, but a victory over Pena would return her “double champion” status, something the 34-year-old sees as part of her legacy.
While the ‘Venezuelan Vixen’ showed her strength on the ground and added her sixth submission in mixed martial arts. The first fight went until the second round, where the former monarch looked tired and the then challenger was able to use her blows to make her way to a takedown.
“Julianna is very confident. She found the way and is going to arrive very confident. That, in addition to being a strong point now, is also a weak point, because that confidence is where she found form. In that I need now, a complete camp and I am going to take that belt back, ”said Amanda in an interview for the Esporte Espectacular media.
But the now champion is not confident and knows that Nunes arrives wanting a rematch. “I am well aware that Amanda has a list of 100 reasons why she lost to me. But now that those reasons are gone, now that we’ll see Amanda in her best shape, I’m ready for whatever she throws my way,” Peña stated.
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