The last time Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes met, the outcome was considered almost a sure thing.
Nunes, the all-conquering two-division champion, was an unbackable favorite heading into her bout with the unfancied Pena. But The Ultimate Fighter winner knew something the MMA world seemingly didn’t, and she produced a career-defining performance to not just defeat “The Lioness,” but to stop her via submission, in one of the biggest shocks in UFC title fight history.
It was a result that shook the MMA world and left some wondering if either Nunes had underestimated her opponent, or whether her powers were on the decline.
But on Saturday, July 30, Nunes will look to put those discussions to bed with a dominant performance as he bids to recapture the title in the rematch. Nunes, meanwhile, will be looking to repeat the feat and show that the first result was anything but a fluke.
Get set for fight night in Dallas with the UFC’s main event preview film, UFC Countdown, as the cameras catch up with the fighters, and their teams, ahead of their titanic title tussle in Texas.