Julianna Pena Calls For Trilogy Fight With Amanda Nunes

Julianna Pena may have been soundly beaten on the scorecards in her bantamweight title rematch with Amanda Nunes in July, but the former champion is now calling for an immediate trilogy fight to settle the score once and for all.

“Everyone keeps asking me what’s next,” Peña, who shocked the world when she submitted Nunes last year to claim the title, wrote on Instagram. “I’m getting my belt back that’s what’s next! A trilogy with [Nunes] is the fight to make. I did everything I said I was going to do going into that first fight. I gave Amanda the immediate rematch within six months and man maybe I should have sat out for two years like she does?”

Nunes indicated that she wanted time out to spend time with her family after getting revenge over Pena and as yet there’s no indication as to when the 34-year-old star will return to the Octagon, or who she will fight next.

“She had to go home and revamp her entire style to beat me,” Peña continued. “I take it as a compliment. She outsmarted me the second time I give her that. We are 1-1 and this time I will not miss. [UFC], the trilogy needs to happen.”

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