Amanda Nunes is the queen of bantamweight. The Brazilian is the champion with the most division titlesand has been the only fighter who has managed to be double champion twice. She was also the first to lose the belt and get it back in his lawsuits with Julianna Peña. She was submitted in the first, but in the second she prevailed on points to win back her crown. After many changes to her gym, her equipment and her training, Nunes showed that she was still in her prime. And this Saturday she has to prove it again. She will put her belt at stake with the Mexican Irene Aldana at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.
The Brazilian became the first fighter to lose your belt and get it back. He was coming to his first confrontation with Julianna Peña at his best (in December 2021 at UFC 269), few could predict what was coming. She had finished off virtually every fighter in the category, and had nine consecutive UFC championships (6 bantamweight and 3 featherweight). The fighter of Venezuelan roots gave the surprise and finished off the champion in the second round. Her strategy was to drive Amanda to the ground, where she tired and punished her until she couldn’t take it anymore.
Peña was proclaimed champion before the surprised look of the fans, and revenge was not long in coming. Nunes made many changes in his life. He broke up with his team, with which he had been with for seven years, created his home gym and changed his training. A risky bet that went well for him, since, in July 2022 (for UFC 277), he regained his crown by winning Julianna by unanimous decision. He put up a smarter fight than the first (he was able to finish on several occasions) and was far superior.
Nunes has made history within the company. She is the champion with more bantamweight titles (seven after defeating Peña), and has been the only one that has reigned in two divisions (cock and feather) twice. He has managed to defeat the best of his categories, and has a record of 22 victories, 13 by KO and 4 by submission, 14 of them in the first round. He has only lost five fights.
It’s your turn to prove it again. The champion will put her belt at stake in the early hours of Saturday to Sunday against Irene Aldana. The Mexican will try to suffer the same fate as Peña, seen what has been seen, nothing is impossible. will be the UFC 289 main event at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. Aldana has 14 victories, 8 by KO and 3 by submission, 9 in the first round. He has fallen six times. She has two consecutive victories, one with the American Macy Chiasson by KO in the third round and another with the Russian Yana Santos in the first. Quite a challenge for the Mexican, who is the first time he disputed a title fight.