UFC: Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena Rebooked for December 11

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The UFC bantamweight title bout between champion Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena has been rescheduled for December 11 at UFC 269.

The UFC announced early Monday that the title fight between two-division champion Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena has been rescheduled for UFC 269 on December 11.  The fight was originally scheduled for UFC 265 earlier this month on August 07 but was postponed when Nunes tested positive for COVID-19 a week out from the fight.

Nunes (21-4) is looking to continue a historic run that has many naming her as the best female mixed martial artist of all-time.  “The Lioness” has been undefeated since 2015 and in that span has claimed both the UFC bantamweight and featherweight championships.  She has also defended both belts and her resume has seen her best every former bantamweight and featherweight champion with her resume listing names such as Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, and more.  She is on a 12 fight win-streak.  Notably, six fighters are tied for the second most consecutive wins in UFC history with 13.  Only one fighter, Anderson Silva, has ever won more UFC fights in a row with 16.

Julianna Pena (10-4) will be looking to score a historic upset.  The Ultimate Fighter season 18 winner has been part of the promotion since 2013 and has a 6-2 record in the UFC.  Since 2016 she has alternated wins and losses and is currently coming off a third round submission over Sara McMann in October of 2020.

Currently, the December 11 card is set to be the final pay-per-view event of the year.  Cody Garbrandt’s flyweight debut against Kai Kara-France and women’s flyweight bout between Gillian Robertson and Priscila Cachoeira are the only other announced bouts for the undercard.  It is expected that another title bout will be the headliner over Nunes vs Pena.


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