At UFC 269, the impossible became possible when title challenger Juliana Peña beat the GOAT of women’s MMA, Amanda Nunes, via a second-round rear-naked choke. Her victory is already being regarded as one of the biggest upsets of all time.
With many wondering whether it was just an off-day for the former two-division champion, we are poised for a rematch of epic proportion in the upcoming 2022 calendar year.
Dana White on the Rematch
Looking ahead at the rematch, White has since said: “The Peña rematch with Nunes will probably be the biggest women’s fight of all time, that rematch will be the biggest women’s fight of all time. (Right now) it’s Ronda Rousey and Holly. Every way that it could possibly beat it, it will. I don’t think it. I know it. It will crush that fight.”
Holly Holm’s victory over Rousey back in 2015 was the previous benchmark for upsets inside the Octagon when Holm’s brutal head kick won her the women’s bantamweight belt.
Both Nunes and Peña have expressed interest in a rematch, and fans of the sport can be expecting this fight sooner rather than later.
The stakes are so high for both women. There’s every chance this will the main event a pay-per-view instead of being put as a co-main – highlighting how much White values this feud and the potential of Julianna Peña vs Amanda Nunes 2 to be.
Can Juliana Peña shock the world once more, or will it be business as usual for the ‘Lioness’? Let us know!
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