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Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena Predictions & Tips - Nunes To Make Quick Work Of Pena

  • Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena predictions & tips for Saturday, August 7
  • UFC 265 is taking place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
  • Two-weight champion Nunes is making her 6th defence of the bantamweight title
  • Nunes tipped to knock out Pena
  • Preview, predictions, tips and head to head stats
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Leigh Copson 23 Jul 2021
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Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena Predictions & Tips


Amanda Nunes can continue her dominance of the women’s MMA game.

‘The Lioness’ is back at bantamweight after a couple of successful featherweight title defences.

She could prove to be far too good for Julianna Pena and could make quick work of her at UFC 265.

  • Amanda Nunes has won 12 straight fights inside the Octagon
  • Amanda Nunes is the current bantamweight & featherweight champion
  • Amanda Nunes has 17 stoppage wins on her record
  • Amanda Nunes has 14 first-round victories in her career
  • Amanda Nunes submitted Megan Anderson in the 1st round in March
  • Amanda Nunes has claimed she will take Julianna Pena down and submit her
  • Julianna Pena is 2-2 in her last four fights
  • Julianna Pena has been stopped 3 times in her career
  • Julianna Pena has been submitted in 2 of her last 4 fights

Amanda Nunes Form


Amanda Nunes has won 12 straight fights and two UFC titles to establish herself as the best female fighter on the planet.

She became bantamweight champion in 2016 by making quick work of Miesha Tate in a submission win.

Nunes then knocked out Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds, bested Valentina Shevchenko over five rounds, and knocked out Raquel Pennington to retain that crown.

‘The Lioness’ registered the most spectacular win of her career after that, becoming the first female fighter to hold UFC titles in two different weight classes at the same time.

Nunes destroyed dominant featherweight wrecking ball Cris Cyborg in just 51 seconds to win the belt.

She returned to bantamweight to knock out Holly Holm and best Germaine de Randamie, before making her first defences of the featherweight crown.

Nunes beat Felicia Spencer over five rounds before submitting Megan Anderson in 123 seconds.

Those victories took Nunes’ professional record to 21-4, with 13 wins coming via KO/TKO and 4 by submission.

Julianna Pena Form


Julianna Pena appears to have benefited from Amanda Nunes cleaning out the bantamweight division.

Pena enjoyed a four-fight win streak between November 2013 and July 2016 that saw her earn notable wins over Jessica Eye and Cat Zingano.

That streak was halted though, by a second-round submission defeat to Valentina Shevchenko.

Pena took two years off after that loss to have a child, but she made a winning return to action in July 2019.

She beat Nicco Montano by decision but before she could gain any momentum, she was submitted by Germaine de Randamie in October of last year.

Pena again bounced back in January, submitting Sara McMann, and that win took her record to 10-4, with three wins coming via knockout and four via submission.

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Where is Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena taking place?

Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena is taking place at UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

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Verdict

Nunes is clearly running out of credible contenders if Pena is getting this crack at the gold.

‘The Lioness’ is in dominant form and has predicted a submission finish here. She is very capable of fulfilling that prediction.

Best Bet: Nunes In Rd 1, 2 or 3 Alt. Round Group Betting @-188.68 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Nunes by Submission Method Of Victory @333.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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