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.
Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena have been suspended
It has been noted that both the women have now been sidelined by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation although the fighters can return early if cleared by a doctor.
UFC president Dana White claimed after Pena’s defeat that she had been taken to see a plastic surgeon after suffering a nasty cut on her forehead. But the dethroned champion later revealed she had been given the all-clear. “Tougher than a two dollar steak,” she wrote on social media. “Thanks for the love everyone! Just a cat scratch that required a few stitches, no chunks missing, no surgery necessary. Love you all! We’re 1-1 now.”
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.”