Mixed martial arts fans around the world are eagerly anticipating one of the most exciting matchups in UFC history. The long-awaited trilogy between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena is finally set to take place, with the women’s bantamweight title on the line at UFC 289.
A trilogy match has been lined up for UFC 289, according to UFC president Dana White. Aaron Bronsteter of TSN broke the information ahead of them. On June 10, Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena will serve as a main event on the fight card, and it will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Rogers Center has been picked as the venue for the gathering.
Following dropping to Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in 2014, Nunes embarked on a winning streak that included sweeping 12 straight fights, notably victory over Rousey, Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, and Holly Holm. Nunes had a shaky 9-4 career start.
When Nunes lost to Pena at UFC 269 in 2021, it was her first defeat since 2014. In the second round of their first fight, Pena submitted her with a rear-naked choke, shocking everyone in the entire world and ending the Brazilian Powerhouse's reign of supremacy.
However, she regained the title during a rematch at UFC 277 the following year. Nunes outlasted Pena to win by unanimous decision and take back the women's bantamweight title. During the past handful of years, the 34-year-old Nunes has been ruling women's MMA, conceivably surpassing Ronda Rousey's achievements during her reign as champion.
For Nunes and Peña, this is the opportunity they have been waiting for. It's a chance to settle the score once and for all. Pena, with another victory against Nunes, would elevate her to a higher level and demonstrate that her first triumph was not by mistake.
Considering one more victory against Pena, Nunes can dispel any doubts concerning her status as the most outstanding female MMA fighter in the history of the sport. As the countdown to UFC 289 begins, fans can't wait to see what happens next.