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Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena report
Who won Nunes vs Pena?
Julianna Pena beat Amanda Nunes by submission in the 2nd round during the co-main event of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
Nunes vs Pena stats
Amanda Nunes stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Julianna Pena made her way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Nunes had a massive power advantage over Pena, boasting at 62% knock out percentage over Pena's 30%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pena had a large advantage over Nunes, boosting at 40% submission rate over Nunes' 19%.
Amanda Nunes was the older woman by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Nunes had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pena. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Nunes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made her debut in 2008, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Pena, whose first professional fight was in 2009. She had fought 20 more professional rounds, 57 to Pena's 37.
Nunes vs Pena form
Nunes had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In her last fight before this contest, she had beat Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had won against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had beat Holly Holm at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had defeated Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
Nunes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Pena's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
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