Amanda Nunes gets her revenge with a lopsided win over Julianna Pena to reclaim her identification in UFC 277 main fit
Amanda Nunes promised she would get her revenge and that’s exactly what she delivered throughout the UFC 277 main fit.
After a shocking disappointed value her the bantamweight determine in their first stumble upon, Nunes left indubitably throughout the rematch as she punished Julianna Pena for five consecutive rounds to win a lopsided unanimous selection. The judges scored the fight 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43 as Nunes was once a two-time determine holder at 135 pounds and a simultaneous two-division champion once more while however retaining featherweight gold as correctly.
“Honestly, when the lioness didn’t get the prey the main time, I set the trap upper and I knew I’d get her the second time,” Nunes mentioned following her victory. “Double champ another time. Let’s transfer.
“The best issue that I did was once as soon as make my gym happen. In my gym, I believe protected. I believe like I will increase a lot more. I’m really evolving a lot more. I was supposed to take a look at this the main time then again I was no longer in a position for that. This is the most productive day ever in my life.”
It was once as soon as a much more reserved way for Nunes throughout the rematch as she came upon her lessons from the main fight by the use of staying on the outside while turning in some exhausting punches and quite a lot of different stiff kicks to the calf. Peña showed very good coverage as she timed her counters while taking a look to stick out of range from Nunes’ considerable power.
When Peña started moving forward with additional aggression, Nunes tagged her with a big correct hand that was once as soon as continuously landing on track. Peña was once as soon as dropped momentarily from a couple of those punches then again Nunes stayed affected individual as she continued to prepare her strikes reasonably than dashing forward to seek for the top.
Peña’s coaches appeared to make some adjustments between rounds then again she ended up being dropped exhausting to the canvas by the use of each and every different nasty correct hand. With Peña on wobbly legs, Nunes cracked her with each and every different large punch then again someway the former Ultimate Fighter champion refused to depart.
A right away left down the middle planted Peña on the mat once more then again Nunes however refused to seek advice from the ground in conjunction with her, which allowed “The Venezuelan Vixen” to get better enough to get once more to her toes.
For the reason that third round got started, Peña was once as soon as continuously moving forward, hanging punches in Nunes’ face as she appeared to in any case business the momentum in what had become a one-sided fight. Nunes countered with a takedown as she in any case landed inside Peña’s guard where she began doing art work on the ground.
With Peña stuck underneath her, Nunes began shedding rain elbows that opened relatively numerous cuts on the head as blood began pouring out. As a result of her excellent fortune on the ground, Nunes continued to drag Peña all of the approach right down to the canvas where she exerted her dominance.
Peña was once as soon as doing her perfect imaginable to threaten with submissions in conjunction with an armbar that caught Nunes off guard for a 2d then again the Brazilian scrambled until she someday broke free. From there, Nunes continued to punish from the easiest as Pena’s face was once a bloody mess.
The strategy stayed the equivalent for Nunes going into the entire 5 minutes as she merely saved hanging Peña on the ground and then controlling the movement from there. Nunes continued to hammer at Peña as she watched the seconds tick away until she was once as soon as bantamweight champion another time.
When Peña in any case got once more to her toes, she was once as soon as wearing a crimson mask from quite a lot of cuts along her forehead as Nunes celebrated her victory in conjunction with her partner Nina and daughter Reagan changing into a member of her throughout the cage. With the win, Nunes is now searching for a little of day off following back-to-back battles against Peña along with coaching a season of The Ultimate Fighter against every other as correctly.
“Let me take a seat down down, let me go back to Brazil. I haven’t spotted my family in 3 years as a result of the pandemic,” Nunes mentioned. “I would love a little of recreational. I know you guys want to see me once more then again let the ‘Lioness’ recreational a little of bit and I’ll be once more as soon as possible.”
Except for Nunes opts to go back to 145 pounds where as regards to no contenders exist for her at the present time, it’s going to seem a third fight against Peña would be the logical next switch then again for now apparently the reigning two-division UFC champion will allow the dust to settle and take a well-earned vacation previous than she makes any choices where her occupation is anxious.