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Who won Pena vs Nunes?
Amanda Nunes beat Julianna Pena by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 277, on Saturday 30th July 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Amanda Nunes.
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.
Pena vs Nunes stats
Julianna Pena stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Amanda Nunes made her way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Nunes had a massive power advantage over Pena, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Pena's 27%.
Julianna Pena was the younger woman by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Nunes had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pena. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Pena was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made her debut in 2009, 1 year and 2 months later than Nunes, whose first professional fight was in 2008. She had fought 20 less professional rounds, 37 to Nunes' 57.
Pena vs Nunes form
Nunes had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Julianna Pena at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Pena's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Nunes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.