Update 12:47 a.m. Amanda Nunes wins by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43).
And Newwwwww! Once againnnnn! Nunes absolutely won the fight, but Pena gave a truly gutsy performance and never gave up. While Pena put Nunes in danger multiple times on the mat, including an armbar that looked pretty close to locked in during the fourth round, there was no doubt about the winner.
The Lioness dominated on her feet with vicious and feet, and is the deserving two-time champion at bantamweight. She’s also a two-division champion once again.
UFC 277’s main event on Saturday, July 30 should be a good one. Julianna Pena will make her first career title defense, and it will be a familiar foe. #1 contender Amanda Nunes dropped the title to Pena at UFC 269 when Pena pulled off the second-round submission victory. Pena has won back-to-back fights, none bigger than her victory over Nunes last December. The champ has a tall test ahead of her as she enters as the underdog with +225 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.
We will update this article with the results and relevant video once the fight ends.
Over 2.5: -125
Under 2.5: -105
Pena by KO/TKO/DQ: +1100
Pena by Submission: +650
Pena by Decision: +600
Nunes by KO/TKO/DQ: +110
Nunes by Submission: +550
Nunes by Decision: +330
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