Amanda Nunes will headline UFC 277 against Julianna Pena at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on July 30 to fix the biggest upset in MMA history since UFC 269 last December.
Peña made the biggest upset at MMA at UFC 269 in December when she submitted Nunes to his bantamweight title and snap a seven-year unbeaten streak of "The Lions".
The two fighters are currently coaching against each other in the new season of The Ultimate Fighter and are now queuing for their rematch in July. It will be a fierce fight between the two best female fighters in the world today, but it will be interesting to see if Nunes remains the favorite to bat for the reboot.
Nunes is better than Pena in every aspect of MMA and many people realize that losing to Pena in 2021 was an off night for Nunes. I agree with that feeling and I think Nunes got back the bantamweight title at UFC 277.
The odds of a rematch between Pena and Nunes are significantly different and this makes things very interesting. Nunes has not seen such difficulties since upsetting Cris Cyborg in 2018 and this makes her a reasonable price to win directly. On the other hand, if you believe that Pena won the first fight because of what she did right and not what Nunes did wrong, then Pina is worth choosing, not so much. As much as it was. The first fight.
I think it was a shame for Nunes to lose to Pina and that she would be ready for this match again and as much attention as she was during the race where she played Tate, Rousey, Shevchenko, Cyborg, and Holm for three years. Defeated With that, I think she'll knockout him.
Prediction: Amanda Nunes will beat Juliana Pina by knockout.
Also included is the previously announced interim flyweight title between former champion Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France, which will serve as the co-main event. And the main card includes a heavyweight bout between Derick Lewis and Sergei Pavlovich, a middleweight bout between Paulo Costa and former UFC champion Luke Rockhold, and a lightweight bout between Magomed Ankalaev and Anthony Smith.
See the updated UFC 277 lineup below
Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith
Justin Tafa vs. Don’Tale Mayes
Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves
Diego Ferreira vs. Drakkar Klose
Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Michael Morales
Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mariya Agapova
Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potieria