Amanda Nunes Defends BW Title Against Julianna Peña On August 7

Julianna Peña’s relentless lobbying has paid off, as “The Venezuelan Vixen” will challenge “The Lioness” Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight championship this summer. ESPN broke the news Thursday that Amanda Nunes’s first bantamweight title defense since…

Julianna Peña’s relentless lobbying has paid off, as “The Venezuelan Vixen” will challenge “The Lioness” Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight championship this summer. ESPN broke the news Thursday that Amanda Nunes’s first bantamweight title defense since 2019 will take place at UFC 265 when she defends the title against Julianna Peña. There is no word […]

Report: Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena Set For UFC 265

Nunes PenaAmanda Nunes has her next title defense set. The two-weight champion is coming off a relatively easy first-round submission win over Megan Anderson to defend her women’s featherweight title at UFC 259 last month. She will now defend her bantamweight title for the first time since December 2019 as she is set to face Julianna […]

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Amanda Nunes has her next title defense set.

The two-weight champion is coming off a relatively easy first-round submission win over Megan Anderson to defend her women’s featherweight title at UFC 259 last month.

She will now defend her bantamweight title for the first time since December 2019 as she is set to face Julianna Pena at the upcoming UFC 265 pay-per-view event taking place in August. That’s as per ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who was quoting UFC president Dana White.

“The Lioness will make her return to the bantamweight division in August. Per Dana White (@danawhite), Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) will defend her 135-pound title against Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) at UFC 265.”

Nunes’ last title defense at 135 pounds was a unanimous decision win over Germaine de Randamie. She has since defended her featherweight crown successfully twice.

Pena, meanwhile, has won two of her last three since returning to action in 2019 and is coming off a third-round submission win over Sara McMann in January.

She was set to face Holly Holm next only for the latter to pull out which led to Pena aggressively calling out Nunes as she believed the champ was ducking her.

Pena has certainly got what she asked for now.

Dana White Shares Promising Update on Nunes vs. Peña

Julianna Peña’s relentless lobbying for a title shot against Amanda Nunes has Dana White on the verge of breaking mentally and executively. Julianna Peña has been on a cross-country media tour telling anybody who will listen why she should be the next …

Julianna Peña’s relentless lobbying for a title shot against Amanda Nunes has Dana White on the verge of breaking mentally and executively. Julianna Peña has been on a cross-country media tour telling anybody who will listen why she should be the next opponent for UFC double-champion Amanda Nunes.  One of those people happens to be […]

Aspen Ladd Shuts Down Nunes/Peña Talks, Wants To Fight Peña

Aspen Ladd has weighed in on Julianna Peña’s attempt to skip the bantamweight line to a title fight against Amanda Nunes. Ever since her fight against Holly Holm was scrapped due to Holm suffering kidney swelling, Julianna Peña has been trailblazing a …

Aspen Ladd has weighed in on Julianna Peña’s attempt to skip the bantamweight line to a title fight against Amanda Nunes. Ever since her fight against Holly Holm was scrapped due to Holm suffering kidney swelling, Julianna Peña has been trailblazing a campaign to fight Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight championship. It has not gone […]

Julianna Peña: Nunes Shouldn’t Claim GOAT Status Without Fighting Me

Julianna Peña’s desire to fight Amanda Nunes is not restricted to Nunes’s status as UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Julianna Peña wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail after her fight with Holly Holm fell through. That bout was expected…

Julianna Peña’s desire to fight Amanda Nunes is not restricted to Nunes’s status as UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Julianna Peña wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail after her fight with Holly Holm fell through. That bout was expected to likely determine the next opponent for Amanda Nunes at 135, but with Holm injured […]