Amanda Nunes is now a two-time UFC women’s bantamweight champion after dominating Julianna Pena in the UFC 277 main event
Amanda Nunes has achieved her revenge, reclaimed lost gold and furthered her legacy in MMA.
In the main event of ufc 277, well became a two-time UFC women’s bantamweight champion with a unanimous decision victory over Julianna Pena. The win makes Nunes the first fighter in UFC history to regain champion champion status, as well as the first two-time UFC women’s bantamweight champion.
Nunes also scored an ounce of revenge. Pena defeated her by submission in one of the greatest upsets in UFC history at UFC 269 last December for the bantamweight title.
Amanda Nunes reclaims gold and extends her legacy, becoming bantamweight champion again by defeating Julianna Pena at UFC 277
Both women started the opening round slowly, groping each other. They traded easy shots and doubles, although later in the round Nunes landed the more notable shots and hit with low kicks.
Nunes scored early in the second round, dropping Pena with a right hook before releasing her. Pena tried to pressure Nunes with a riot like she did in the first fight, but Nunes caught her with another powerful punch to knock her down.
A straight left dropped Pena again late in the second, although Pena landed a couple of shots close in front of the horn.
Pena tried to fire back and throw combinations in the third round, but Nunes defeated Pena and got to the top pretty quickly, where she pretty much dominated the rest of the round and Pena broke up.
Nunes started the fourth with a double leg and threw up a guard. Pena unleashed a scare with an armbar attempt, only for Nunes to hold Pena in her own, but then Pena turned around and had her legs around Nunes’ neck. However, Nunes managed to escape but remained below. As Nunes landed with his elbows, Pena nearly pinched her in an armbar again. Pena took Nunes down again.
By the end of that lap it was clear that Nunes was tired.
Pena took Nunes back down to start the fifth and attempted a triangle armbar, but Nunes got around him and grabbed Pena’s neck before the two got back to their feet. Seconds later, however, Nunes brought Pena down. In the final minute of the fight, Nunes attempted a bareback choke. Pena managed to escape but could only defend herself as the seconds ticked by.
The judges scored the competition 50-45, 50-44, and 50-43.
UFC 277: Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes takes place live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Follow FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.
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