Amanda Nunes (21-4 MMA, 14-1 UFC) and Julianna Pena (10-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will battle at UFC 269 on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Amanda Nunes has established herself as one of the most explosive fighters in the sport, while Pena will be a quality challenger. Nunes will be battling to defend the Bantamweight Title for the sixth time.
Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena Stats
Looking at the Julianna Pena stats
Julia Pena is going up against an incredible fighter in Nunes. Many refer to Nunes as the greatest fighter in the sport.
While winning may seem like a long shot, there is a possibility for Pena to pull off the upset. Her main course to winning is by hanging in there and causing Nunes to tire. She will need to avoid any fight-ending blows and keep her opponent searching for ways to knock her out.
Obviously, Pena would love a TKO, but the odds of that happening against arguably the best female fighter in the world are very slim.
Pena has totaled three wins via knockout, five wins via submission, and three wins by decision. She has compiled 48 percent striking accuracy and 54 percent grappling accuracy. Her average fight time is 11:19.
She has momentum heading into this match. Pena most recently defeated Sara McMann via submission in the third round and has won seven of her past nine fights.
The 32-year-old will face the daunting task of defeating Amanda Nunes on Saturday.
Looking at the Amanda Nunes stats
Amanda Nunes is the favorite in this fight, but she is not one to take any match for granted.
Nunes has won an incredible 12 fights in a row. She has totaled 13 wins via knockout and has a 52 percent striking accuracy and 53 percent grappling accuracy. Her average fight time is 9:11.
She most recently defeated Megan Anderson via submission just two minutes into the first round.
Nunes is an excellent striker, and her chances of winning increase in the standup game. In addition to her explosiveness and striking ability, she has a tremendous calf kick and is obviously no stranger to TKOs.
The 33-year-old Nunes will look to defend her title in this affair.
Betting Trends for Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena
- Amanda Nunes is 10-0 over his past ten matches.
- Her last fight hit the under.
- Julianna Pena is 2-1 over her past three fights
- She has a 2.49 takedown average overall
Who to Bet Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena
Most top sportsbooks have Amanda Nunes as a heavy favorite in this fight. But Julianna Pena is a scrapper who will not lose easily.
Pena’s best course of action is to get Nunes on the ground and turn this into a wrestling match. Nunes has too many moves and is simply overpowering in the standup game.
Also, all it takes is one lucky punch in the right area to knock out an opponent. As amazing as Nunes is, she is still human. So while Nunes is the unquestioned favorite, there are routes to winning for Julianna Pena.
Nonetheless, the smart betting pick is to roll with Nunes.
Take Amanda Nunes with your betting selection.