Amanda Nunes says she could have finished Juliana Peña

Dallas – Amanda Nunes She says she dragged her on purpose UFC 277 Fight with Juliana Peña until the last bell in order to prove a point.

Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) avenged her stunning loss to Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas with a lopsided five-round defeat that resulted in the Unanimous decision wins To regain the women’s bantamweight title.

Despite three fatal blows in combat and open a Nasty cut on the foreheadHowever, Nunes was unable to stop the fight from a distance. She said it was all on purpose, and she could have been forced to stop on several occasions.

“I know Juliana is tough,” Pena told MMA Junkie and other reporters after the fight at UFC 277. I was ready for it. I could have finished it, but I wanted to go with her five rounds tonight to prove that I’m better than her. …I’m better than her. You proved it tonight.”

With the win, Nunes reclaimed her status as a two-part UFC champion, adding the 135-pound title to her shelf once again along with the women’s featherweight belt.

Nunes Losing in the second round To Peña at UFC 269 in December was one of the biggest upsets to ever happen in the Octagon. She said it was her job to show that that was just a bump.

“Tonight proved that this was a lucky day for her,” Nunes said. “If she needed to become a hero like that – she had her time, but it’s over now.”

Nunes attended the UFC 277 press conference after fighting on a crutch and a limp. She said it was nothing serious, and once she recovered she would be ready to talk about her next step.

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“It was a war tonight,” Nunes said. “I was expecting to come up with something, but it will be fine.”

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