Amanda Nunes will be looking forward to having another walk in the park, as she takes on number 6 ranked women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena at UFC 265 in August. The two-division champion, the women’s GOAT, Nunes has been unstoppable in the UFC, dismantling every opponent that has come in her way.
She recently spoke to Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie, explaining how Pena will struggle against her. While she did acknowledge her wrestling, Nunes mentioned that she has spotted a lot of holes in her game. Looks like it might be another cakewalk for the ‘Lioness’.
‘The girls that I finish submit her‘ – Amanda Nunes
Nunes was quoted as saying, “She is not going to stop me. I will defend, and I will take her down, and I will finish her on the floor. She’s good with her wrestling, but also she has a lot of holes. The girls that I finish submit her. Valentina (Shevchenko) and Germaine (de Randamie) – two strikers – submitted her. So she has a lot of holes. I will do the same.”
Amanda Nunes is coming off a victory against a lanky and strong Megan Anderson at UFC 259. Many people believed the 6foot tall Australian would possibly upset Nunes due to her significant reach advantage and striking abilities. The result? Nunes finished her off in just two minutes, into the first round.
Nunes has been on an impressive 12 match win streak and hasn’t lost since her loss to Cat Zingano at UFC 178. Pena will have to pull something out of this world to stop Nunes. She is coming off a submission victory against Sara McMann at UFC 257. She recently lost to both Germaine de Randamie and Valentina Shevchenko; both were defeated by Nunes.
Can Pena pull off an upset for the ages at UFC 265?
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