Julianna Pena registers a thumping victory over Sara McMann at UFC 257. Following the win, she called out the Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes.
UFC 257 is a huge card with 11 fights lined up. While the majority of the attention is towards the main event fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, each of the 22 fighters is at the biggest stage of MMA, and hence capable of stealing the show.
In lines with the same, Julianna Pena, who was up against Sara McMann in the preliminary stint of the event, showcased impressive wrestling ability to get the win over her opponent.
Juliann Pena Vs. Sara McMann: Fight Summary
In the match, Sara McMann entered as the slight favorite but as the match progressed it became clear that Julianna Penna is up for the challenge.
Apparently, nothing separated the two in the first two rounds, but in the third, Penna took control and finished McMann via rear-naked choke. The match stopped at the 3:39 mark.
With the win, Penna is 11-4 in MMA and moves one step closer to the Bantamweight title shot.
Julianna Pena Calls Out Amanda Nunes After Attaining Victory at UFC 257
In the post-match comment section, Penna was quite expressive and claimed to have beaten the best wrestler in the Bantamweight division.
“It played exactly as I thought it was,” Pena said. “Sarah is the best wrestler in the division … and I beat the best wrestler in the division.”
To tell the world that she is officially one of the top contenders to fight for the title, she called out the divisional champion Amanda Nunes on the mic and dared the Bantamweight champ to “quit ducking.”
— UFC (@ufc) January 24, 2021
Amanda Nunes vehemently took to Twitter to respond to the call out. Ducking? You couldn’t even make yourself a contender for me.
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) January 24, 2021
What do you think, is Julianna Pena a certified contender now?
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