Amanda Nunes might per chance perhaps per chance now not own been the principle ‘double champ’ in UFC history, but she’s all on my own in phrases of defending titles. Since picking up the UFC featherweight belt help in 2018, Nunes has stepped into the Octagon four times with gold on the road. Twice down at 135, and twice more up at 145.
While her last two defenses came in the heavier weight class, Nunes is help dow to bantamweight all as soon as more with a matchup against challenger Julianna Pena. The bout was first space to do away with space help on August Seventh at UFC 265, sadly a particular COVID take a look at for the ‘Lioness’ scrapped the booking.
Luckily, nevertheless, it appears to be like the UFC has a peculiar date already in mind. MMA Combating reports that the promotion now plans to place Nunes and Pena in the cage together on December 11th at UFC 269.
Pena will enter the bout off of appropriate one preserve, a submission victory over Sara McMann help in January, at UFC 257. That preserve followed Pena’s lone 2020 bout, a submission loss to extinct featherweight queen Germaine De Randamie. For Nunes, she enters this fight having now not misplaced since a 2014 TKO by the arms of Cat Zingano. That marks a twelve-bout preserve tear over seven years for the ATT-educated Brazilian.
A space for the PPV card has yet to be launched. The match is also anticipated to play host to extinct bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt’s flyweight debut against Kai Kara-France.