Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena fight preview

UFC 265: Nunes vs. Pena is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in TBA location. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Amanda “Lioness” Nunes will take on Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Pena in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 265 card.

In this post, we will break down Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 36-year-old, Amanda Nunes is coming in with a 21-4-0 record. Nunes will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Megan Anderson at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya in March.

Pena, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Sara McMann on March 6, 2021 at UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor and holds a 11-4-0 record.

Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena
5′ 8″
5′ 6″
145 lbs.
135 lbs.

Amanda Nunes has an orthodox fighting stance with a 69″ reach. The 34-year-old, Julianna Pena is an orthodox fighter with a 69″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Amanda Nunes:
→ Nunes’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Nunes lands 4.50 significant strikes per minute.
→ Nunes’s takedown accuracy is 53%.
→ Nunes’s takedown average is 2.50 per 15 minutes.
→ Nunes’s takedown defense is 84%.

Nunes comes in with 51% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.50 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Pena fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 2.80 significant strikes per minute. Amanda Nunes also has a 53% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.50 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Pena’s 2.49 takedowns and 23% takedown accuracy.

Julianna Pena:
→ Pena’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Pena lands 2.80 significant strikes per minute.
→ Pena’s takedown accuracy is 53%.
→ Pena’s takedown average is 2.49 per 15 minutes.
→ Pena’s takedown defense is 23%.

Julianna spent on average 11:19 minutes in the Octagon and Amanda has an average fight time of 9:11 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 265 is live in , who do you think will win, Amanda or Julianna? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 265: Nunes vs. Pena
August 7, 2021
TBA location
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena

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