Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping – who knows a thing or two about UFC belt fights – wants everyone to know while Julianna Peña’s win Before Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 was already an annoyance, match fans shouldn’t consider it the UFC’s biggest title fight.
“About the Peña-Nunes disappointment – it’s frustrating, it’s a huge disappointment, a lot of people say it’s one of the biggest upsets of all time we’ve seen in the UFC. I disagree,” said Bisping above YouTube channels. “I think Julianna Peña should be extremely proud of herself. Of course, she just became a champion, she also fulfilled a dream. She beat the female GOAT. An amazing achievement, BUT it’s not the most frustrating.
“Matt Serra beat Georges St-Pierre, I think it came out on top (Peña-Nunes). I think according to the bookies that is the most annoying thing of all time and then when you consider the fact that Matt Serra is not even a current UFC fighter. Matt Serra at the time was released from the UFC, back, winning “The Ultimate Fighter,” that’s how he got a hit at the belt, and I don’t think anyone gave him any hope of beating. Georges St-Pierre and him went out there and completely destroyed him. So that’s my number 1.”
Serra joined the “The Comeback” season of “The Ultimate Fighter” after losing to Karo Parisyan at UFC 53. By the time Serra appeared on “TUF,” he was 8-4 and 4-4 on aggregate. at the UFC.
Odds to end on a UFC 269 broadcast have Nunes as the favorite -1000 and Peña as the team under +650.
Bisping believes that if both rerun things, it will end up like a rematch between Serra and St-Pierre, which saw the title return to St-Pierre at UFC 83 this past. TKO second round.
“I think she’ll come back and I think she’ll play Julianna Peña and I think she’ll beat Julianna in a rematch,” Bisping said. “In the first round, she outperformed Julianna. She was the better one, she pinned her down twice, she narrowly controlled her, she controlled her on the ground. It was a good round for Nunes but she was tired. She was tired, you could clearly see that. And she also shows a bit of innocence, she shows a little bit of inexperience, she shows a bit – she doesn’t show the best fighting IQ”
As for Bisping’s experience in UFC title fights, he was under 400 when he knocked down Luke Rockhold (-600) in the first round to win the UFC middleweight belt at UFC 199.
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/12/14/22834900/michael-bisping-pena-nunes-not-biggest-upset-ufc-title-fight-matt-serra-georges-st-pierre-gsp Bisping: Julianna Pena before Amanda Nunes was not the biggest sadness in UFC history