‘Arrogant’ Amanda Nunes blasted for bragging about answer win over Julianna Pena — ‘You couldn’t finish her’

‘Arrogant’ Amanda Nunes blasted for bragging about answer win over Julianna Pena — ‘You couldn’t finish her’

Newly-crowned ladies’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes reclaimed her 135-pound determine with a five-round answer victory over Julianna Pena inside the UFC 277 primary match final weekend in Dallas, Texas, a commanding potency that avenged her UFC 269 submission loss to “The Venezuelan Vixen.”

Nunes (22-5) holds 13 knockouts and four submissions in 22 wins on the other hand wanted to make an observation towards Pena and send a message to the doubting Thomases who thought the 34 year-old “Lioness” used to be as soon as washed up.

“I know Julianna’s difficult,” Pena advised reporters in every single place the UFC 277 press conference. “I was ready for that. I would possibly simply’ve finished her, on the other hand I wanted to transport 5 rounds at the side of her this night time to finally end up I was upper than her. This night time proved that [UFC 269] used to be as soon as a lucky day for her. If she needed to become a champion like that, she had her time, on the other hand now it’s over.”

UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad is not impressed.

There’s moments inside the struggle where Julianna can have received that struggle,” Muhammad advised his Instagram fanatics (transcribed thru Farah Hannoun). “Amanda, I felt like, is getting too cocky. She’s getting too boastful announcing, ‘I can have finished her inside the first round if I wanted to, on the other hand I wanted to transport 5 rounds so I would possibly simply show her who’s upper,’ blah, blah, blah. Get out of proper right here with that. You couldn’t finish her.”

Muhammad trains with Pena and insists “The Venezuelan Vixen” had Nunes anxious.

“I imagine Amanda started taking her down inside the third, fourth and fifth round because of she didn’t want to get caught yet again on the toes,” Muhammad persisted. “She is conscious about that Julianna punches exhausting, her eye used to be as soon as very swollen, she used to be as soon as on crutches leaving. So, she used to be as soon as for sure in a struggle. It wasn’t a dominating struggle like a lot of people are making it out to be. Julianna received the principle struggle thru finish, Amanda Nunes didn’t, so that’s why it deserves a trilogy struggle. You should say what the rating used to be as soon as: 50-44, 50-43, on the other hand that doesn’t talk about all the struggle.”

Fights are scored after each round particularly for the purpose of talking about all the struggle, so I’m not sure I take into account that position. The respected scorecards were 50-45, 50-44, and 50-43, reflecting what many enthusiasts and media believe to be a dominant potency.

The promotion will have no hassle selling a imaginable rubber are compatible in the future inside the just about long term, on the other hand matchmakers would in all probability first want a featherweight determine coverage or an all-Brazilian showdown between Nunes and top bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira.

“Congratulations, Amanda, You had a really perfect struggle [on Saturday] and likewise you showed you’re in good shape,” Vieira wrote on social media. “Congrats [on taking] your belt once more. I imagine there’s no selection than struggle with me and be ready for it, because of I’ve been getting in a position myself to make it! And who’s conscious about if we do it as primary struggle proper right here in Brazil? Good just right fortune and spot you temporarily!”

Expect a choice in the future over the next few weeks.

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