Has Amanda Nunes ever lost?
With the victory, Nunes, the greatest women's fighter in MMA history, reclaimed the UFC women's bantamweight title she lost to Peña at UFC 269 in December.
On Saturday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas, the moves paid off as Nunes reclaimed the UFC bantamweight title she lost to Peña in December, taking a unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43) in the main event of UFC 277 and claiming a part of MMA history.
She took home $95,000, the highest salary of her career at the time. When she won the UFC bantamweight title against Miesha Tate in 2016, Nunes made $180,000. Against Ronda Rousey a few months later, Nunes made $290,000. Beating Cris Cyborg for the UFC featherweight title in 2018, Nunes made $440,000.
Pena essentially bullied the bully in her victory over Nunes by standing up to huge power shots in Round 2 and walking through them with a series of educated jabs and short left hooks that staggered her exhausted foe and made Nunes weak enough to be finished.
- Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko. 23-3-0. Recent Fights: ...
- Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes. 22-5-0. Recent Fights: ...
- "Magnum" Weili Zhang. 23-3-0. Recent Fights: ...
- "Thug" Rose Namajunas. 11-5-0. ...
- Jéssica "Bate Estaca" Andrade. 24-9-0. ...
- Cris Cyborg. 26-2-0, 1 NC. ...
- Julianna "The Venezuelan Vixen" Peña. 11-5-0. ...
- "The Cookie Monster" Carla Esparza. 19-7-0.
The average male isn't very strong, even though most average males would like to believe they are. And no, this isn't a feminist statement or an attack on men in general, this is just reality. Most men do not exercise, condition, or strengthen enough to be able to truly compete against a female UFC Fighter.
Anderson Silva holds the record for the most consecutive UFC title defenses. But is he the best title defender of all time? With another successful defense of his belt earlier this month at UFC 126, Anderson Silva has continued his record-breaking run as UFC Middleweight Champion.
Rousey was part of the company's first ever female fight at UFC 157, was their inaugural Women's Bantamweight Champion, and held the record for most UFC title defenses (6) by a female, until being surpassed by Valentina Shevchenko in 2022.
Peña vs. Nunes 2 Odds.
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UFC 277 Results Live Updates: How Amanda Nunes beat Julianna Peña in rematch. Amanda Nunes reclaimed the UFC's bantamweight belt via unanimous decision over Julianna Pena in the main event of UFC 277 in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night.
Who was the highest paid UFC fighter?
Conor McGregor, aka Notorious, is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter with the highest career earnings directly from UFC fights, with approximately 25.3 million U.S. dollars.
Now, a woman is his highest-paid fighter. Appearing on Ellen on Monday, Ronda Rousey told the popular talk-show host that no fighter—male or female—makes more when stepping into a UFC ring. "Now I'm the highest-paid fighter in the UFC," Rousey said, per the Hollywood Reporter. "It's pretty cool.
The MMA world was in shock on December 11 as Julianna Pena beat Amanda Nunes by submission in an incredible fight at UFC 269.
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|loss||Ronda Rousey Holly Holm||17 38|
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Former UFC women's bantamweight champion and reigning featherweight titleholder Amanda Nunes says losing the 135-pound belt to Julianna Peña has brought her “fire” back.
Rousey broke down barriers and amassed a 12-2 record during her professional MMA career, before calling it quits in 2016 at 31 years old after losing to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.