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Amanda Nunes promises ‘I’m going to become double champ again’ after intense faceoff with Julianna Peña

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Amanda Nunes and Julianne Peña shared an intense face-off at the gala weigh-in ahead of their rematch headlined at UFC 277 from Dallas on Saturday night.

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Both the champion and the challenger took the stage with their children, and Peña’s daughter even took part in the celebration. But when they came face-to-face, it was still a matter of business and only UFC President Dana White separated the two fighters.

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After the showdown, an emboldened Nunes, who still holds the UFC featherweight title to this day, vowed to right the wrongs of the past that cost her the 135-pound belt in her previous fight with Peña.

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“Life is such a thing, sometimes things don’t go your way,” Nunes said. “Now I’m back here to take back my title on Saturday.

“Guys, be sure to watch this. I’ll be a two-time champion again.”

Nunes had a look of determination on her face from the moment she took the stage until she finally parted ways with Peña, who held second place as the reigning champion.

Last time, Peña pulled off what many have called the biggest disappointment in the history of the promotion. But the former Ultimate Fighter champion never thought so.

Peña has always believed she was destined to dethrone Nunes, and now she is planning a second victory over the Brazilian that will effectively defeat her as a contender for the foreseeable future.

While she enters the rematch again as a significant underdog, Peña expects the same results when she takes on Nunes on Saturday night.

“This is such an opportunity for me,” Peña said of the rematch. “Pressure is a privilege. I’m going to give everything I have to keep this belt tomorrow night.”

The co-main event will feature an interim bantamweight title fight pitting Brandon Moreno against Kai Cara-France, with the winner expected to face reigning 125-pound champion Deiveson Figueiredo once he is fit enough. to compete again.

The fight also serves as a rematch after Moreno defeated Cara France by decision in 2019, but the New Zealand challenger has since amassed a 4-1 record including three straight wins to put himself in position to challenge for the Gold. UFC.

“I’m far from home, here in Dallas, Texas,” Cara-France said. “I know I’m struggling with my boy but by the end of the night you’ll all be on my hype train. Don’t blink, baby.”

As for Moreno, he is aiming to regain the gold for the second time after losing the Figueiredo belt in a very close decision, but he will now have to beat Cara France if he wants to regain the title again.

“The past doesn’t matter now,” Moreno called out. “I’m fucking arousing. I enjoy the moment. I want to show you guys how big I am. I want to show you why I deserve to be the next world champion again.”



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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