One fight for UFC 269 in December has been announced between the GWOAT, Amanda Nunes and Juliana Pena. The five round championship bout which was originally scheduled for August 7th at UFC 265 had to be rescheduled after Nunes was unfortunately diagnosed with Covid-19. Hopefully Nunes doesn’t have any lingering side effects of Covid-19 like we’ve seen in other athletes who have gotten the virus.
Nunes has been on an amazing 12 fight win streak, and is the only Woman to ever hold two belts as the reigning UFC Bantamweight and Featherweight champion. She is the only UFC fighter male or female to attempt to and successfully defend both their titles. During her run, Nunes has taken on and beaten a who’s who of the greatest women fighters of all time including multiple wins over Valentina Schevchenko, and victories over Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm, Miesha Tate, and Ronda Rousey.
Juliana Pena will have her work cut out for her. She’s coming off a win in her last fight by submission (rear-naked choke) and has won two of her last four fights. Pena is ranked fifth in the division.