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Amanda Nunes makes a comeback, defeats Peña and wins the bantamweight title

About seven months after defeating Julianna Peña and shedding her UFC bantamweight belt (61 kg), Amanda Nunes returned in opposition to her tormentor. In the essential occasion of UFC 277, in Dallas (USA), the Brazilian had a wonderful efficiency and dominated his opponent in 5 rounds, profitable the combat by unanimous resolution of the judges and regaining the title of the class.

With this achievement, Amanda Nunes as soon as once more has two belts in Ultimate. In addition to bantamweight, the Bahian additionally holds the group’s featherweight crown (66 kg).

the combat

Much extra cautious than in the first assembly, Amanda Nunes regarded to modify bases to confuse her opponent and was profitable for many of the first spherical. The Brazilian related with good blows and knocked Peña twice. In the final a part of the match, the American met and shot good photographs, however with out turning the assault round.

At the begin of the second spherical, Amanda took benefit of Peña’s rush and landed a proper cross that took her opponent to the floor. And it did not take lengthy for the Bahian to repeat the dose, getting a second blow with the similar blow. At the finish of the spherical, Nunes proved his dominance and, with one punch, dropped the champion for the third time. However, Peña confirmed nice resistance and didn’t quit.

Unlike the first two rounds, which have been all about the standing half, the third spherical was all about the flooring. Amanda Nunes quickly stopped Julianna’s assault in the grappling bout and, in the sequence, took the combat to the floor. In that space, the Brazilian labored properly together with his elbows and opened a wound on his opponent’s face.

The two had a actual combat inside the octagon. In the fourth spherical, it did not take lengthy for Amanda to knock Julianna down and come again on high, working arduous. But the champ with a bloodied face confirmed big coronary heart and fought again, to not point out in search of some submissions. The American additionally obtained an arm, however the Bahian escaped.

Aware of her benefit in the duel, Amanda most well-liked to not threat the standing half and took the confrontation to the flooring, to stress Peña from above and be careful for the champion’s assaults. In the ultimate 30 seconds, Nunes laid naked the again choke and got here near submission, however the American managed to flee once more, leaving the resolution as much as the judges.

Amanda Nunes defeated Julianna Pena by way of unanimous resolution at UFC 277 in Dallas, Texas. 07/30/2022

Image: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

See the outcomes of the present:

Amanda Nunes He defeated Julianna Peña by unanimous resolution of the judges;
Brandon Moreno defeated Kai Kara-France by TKO in 3R;
Sergei Pavlovich defeated Derrick Lewis by TKO in 1R;
Alexandre Pantoja Introduced Alex Perez in 1R;
Magomed Ankalaev defeated Anthony Smith by way of TKO in 2R;
Alex Morono defeated Matthew Semelsberger by unanimous resolution;
Drew Dober received Rafael Alves by way of KO in the 3R;
Hamdy Abdelwahab defeated Don’Tale Mayes by way of cut up resolution;
Drakkar Klose defeated Rafa Garcia by unanimous resolution;
Michael Morales defeated Adam Fugitt by KO in 3R;
Joselyne Edwards defeated Ji Yeon Kim by cut up resolution;
Nicolae Negumereanu defeated Ihor Potieria by TKO in 2R;
Orion Cosce defeated Blood Diamond by unanimous resolution.

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