The current UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes was recently spotted in a video clip that she posted on her Instagram account.
The caption read [as per translation]:
You better fight back !!! 😜😂 Better to stick with fighting. Lol
Amanda Nunes recently fought Julianna Pena at UFC 277
Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes were involved in a bloody and brutal fight in the headliner of the recently concluded UFC 277 pay-per-view. The fight gave the crowd plenty to cheer for over five violent rounds of action. While ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ showed indomitable spirit despite being bloodied and bruised throughout the fight. But she lost the women’s bantamweight title via a lopsided unanimous decision. Nunes’ vicious counter-striking proved to be the difference between the ladies on the feet in the first three rounds.
The Brazilian scored three knockdowns and clearly got the better of the striking exchanges. In the championship rounds, ‘The Lioness’ comfortably took her opponent down and bruise her with nasty elbow strikes. Pena did try to transition into armbars and triangles from full guard but failed. Nunes’ elbow strikes left nasty cuts on Pena’s forehead that saw her become a bloody mess in the final stages of the bout.
Nunes, meanwhile, has been criticized for claiming she deliberately punished Pena over five rounds rather than finishing the fight early.
“I know Julianna’s tough,” she said. “I was ready for that. I could’ve finished her, but I wanted to go five rounds with her tonight to prove I was better than her. Tonight proved that [the first fight] was a lucky day for her. If she needed to become a champion like that, she had her time, but now it’s over.”