Julianna Pena did the unthinkable. After barely resisting Nunes in round 1 – Pena succeeded in submitting former two division champion Amanda Nunes.
Julianna Pena shocked the world and submitted Nunes – who was a -1000 favorite. Pena softened up Nunes substantially with heavy strikes in round 2, culminating in a half assed submission attempt. To Pena’s shock and – frankly ours Nunes tapped.
JULIANNA PEÑA JUST SUBMITTED AMANDA NUNES!
A UFC UPSET FOR THE AGES ?
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) December 12, 2021
That is insanity. We knew it would happen but Pena? Julianna Pena UFC champ.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 12, 2021
JULIANNA PENA. AND NEW. pic.twitter.com/aKm77njBXU
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) December 12, 2021
JULIANNA PENA HAS SHOCKED THE WORLD! ???
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) December 12, 2021
PENA SUBMITS AMANDA NUNES!!! RNC IN THE SECOND!!!
SHE CALLED IT!!
JULIANNA PENA IS THE NEW UFC WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION!
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 12, 2021
Julianna Peña might have just pulled off the greatest upset in MMA history.
She became the first person to defeat Amanda Nunes in over 7 years.
— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) December 12, 2021
Damn I hit the ML, Over and Sub pic.twitter.com/N5HFHFp0pm
— BJJ Scout (@bjjscout) December 12, 2021