Spherical 1 – It’s time for the principle occasion! Large battle for girls’s MMA. They usually contact gloves and the battle is on. Each fighters very tentative. A minute in and never many strikes thrown. Peña connects with a one-two. One other mixture by Peña. Nunes solutions again with a tough leg kick. Massive left hook by Nunes. They’re now throwing leather-based and loading up. And Peña will get dropped by a brief proper hook. Once more. Nunes connecting with energy. Peña now appears hesitant to interact. One minute left. Good mixture connects clear by Peña. Stable jabs by the champion. Nunes shoots for a takedown and will get stuffed. Each girls touchdown large. What a spherical. MMA Junkie scores it 10-9, Nunes.
Spherical 2 – Nunes clearly wanting significantly better conditioned than the primary battle. Nunes connects laborious on Peña and drops her. She patiently waits for the referee to face up the battle and doesn’t rush in. Peña assaults and will get dropped once more. She lets Peña again on her ft. Peña rushes in once more and connects on the Brazilian. Massive straight proper by Peña. Each girls dispensing large photographs right here. One other straight proper by Peña. Two minutes left. And Nunes drops Peña once more. Large straight left. The battle is again on the ft. Peña remains to be going ahead. She will get wobbled by Nunes as soon as once more. They tie up towards the cage within the final 10 seconds. The bell rings. MMA Junkie scores the spherical 10-8 for Nunes.
Spherical 3 – What a show of toughness by Peña right here. She will get caught and surprised by a spinning elbow. Peña recovers after which closes the space, however is unable to tie up Nunes. Massive proper hand by Peña, however Nunes counters with a takedown. She’s now in Peña’s guard, trying to land ground-and-pound. Peña trying to arrange submissions, however nothing comes shut. Two minutes left. Stable elbows join for Nunes. Peña is bleeding now from her brow. One minute left. Peña locks an omoplata, nevertheless it’s free, and the previous champion will get out. Nunes is now in half-guard. One other clear spherical for Nunes. MMA Junkie scores the spherical 10-9, Nunes.
Spherical 4 – Nunes with a right away takedown in the beginning of the spherical. They’re again in guard. Once more, Peña makes an attempt an omoplata, Nunes will get out and is again on high. And Peña throws an armbar, it’s tight. Nunes manages to get out, nevertheless it got here shut. Nunes is again within the guard, and she or he’s touchdown laborious elbows. Extra elbows from Nunes. Peña makes an attempt one other armbar, Nunes will get out, however Peña makes use of the break to get again to her ft. Her whole face is roofed with blood. Nunes will get her again down, however the battle then will get again to the ft. One other takedown by Nunes. Nasty elbows from Nunes end the spherical. MMA Junkie scores the spherical 10-9, Nunes.
Spherical 5 – This can be a brutal battle. Wonderful show by each girls. Peña connects, however will get a takedown 30 seconds into the spherical. Peña retaining a really lively guard, continually threatening. Nunes is defending properly. The battle will get again on the ft for 10 seconds and Nunes simply will get one other takedown. Each fighters are fully exhausted. Whereas making an attempt to get a kimura, Peña offers her again to Nunes, however she manages to flee and recuperate guard shortly after. One minute left. Bathroom photographs from Nunes. Nunes will get the again and locks in a rear-naked choke. Peña works her means out. And the battle ends with Nunes on high. What a struggle. MMA Junkie scores the spherical 10-9, Nunes. Total 50-44 for Nunes.
Outcome: Amanda Nunes def. Julianna Peña through unanimous choice (50-44, 50-44, 50-43) – to win girls’s bantamweight title
Recap: Amanda Nunes avenges loss to Julianna Peña, becomes champ-champ again in bloody battle
Pictures: Amanda Nunes def. Julianna Peña at UFC 277: Best photos
Data: Amanda Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC), Julianna Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC)
Division: Girls’s bantamweight
Referee: Mike Beltran
Judging: Jacob Montalvo 50-45, Douglas Crosby 50-43, Sal D’Amato 50-44.