Julianna Pena calls for trilogy UFC title fight with Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes vs. julianna pena
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After losing her undisputed UFC bantamweight title to current two-weight champion Amanda Nunes in the pair’s title rematch back in July, Julianna Pena has yet to schedule her return to the Octagon but insists a trilogy rubber match between the two should take place next – as he looks to crown another title.

In their July rematch, which was the main event of UFC 277, Pena lost the championship to the Brazilian, who was the Bahia favorite.

In December of last year, after losing to Nunes by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43) Pena produced one of the most startling upset victories in professional mixed martial arts history by rear-naked choking Nunes in the second round.

Julianna Pena has yet to return to the Octagon following her lopsided title defense defeat to Nunes, but she says that she only wants to face the Brazilian in the final installment of their trilogy of fights because she believes she will win the bantamweight title back.

Julianna Pena calls for trilogy UFC fight with Amanda Nunes

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“Everyone keeps asking me what’s next…. I’m getting my belt back that’s what’s next!” Julianna Pena posted on her official Instagram. “A trilogy with @amanda_leoa (Amanda Nunes) is the fight to make. I did everything I said I was going to do going into that first fight. I gave Amanda the immediate rematch within six months and man, maybe I should have sat out for two years like she does?”

“She told all y’all she could have finished me in RD2 (round two) but I guess she wanted to get her face rearranged for three more rounds and leave on (emoji) instead (emoji) she even said we head-butted and you guys believed it. Never happened! She had to go home and change and revamp her ENTIRE STYLE to beat me. I take it as a compliment,” Julianna Peña continued. “She outsmarted me the second time I give her that. We are 1-1 and this time I will not miss! @ufc this #trilogy needs to happen LFG!”