UFC 277: Pena v Nunes 2 Odds & Preview
UFC 277: Pena v Nunes 2 Odds & Preview

Julianna Pena will fight Amanda Nunes for the Women's Bantamweight title on July 31.

Author: Matthew Keogh
Matthew Keogh
Communications Manager
10th Jul, 22·☕️ 4 min read

For the Main Event at UFC 277, Julianna Pena will rematch Amanda Nunes. The two last fought at UFC 269 in December 2021, where Pena defeated Nunes by submission and stripped her of the Bantamweight title.

Held at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, the card will also feature the Flyweight interim title bout between Brandon Moreno v Kai Kara-France. Moreno is coming off a decision loss to former champion Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 270 in January this year, while Kara-France has won 3 fights in a row, including defeating Cody Garbrandt by TKO (punches) at UFC 269.

Another big fight is Derrick Lewis v Sergei Pavlovich - Lewis will be looking to bounce back after being knocked out by Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271 in February this year.

UFC 277 at a glance

Main event: Julianna Pena v Amanda Nunes 2 (Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout)
When: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas United States
How to watch: UFC fight pass, ESPN+ or Kayo

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The Main Event: Pena v Nunes 2

American Julianna Peña recorded one of the biggest upsets in UFC history last December when she submitted Brazilian MMA champion Amanda Nunes.

Pena not only took Nunes’ Bantamweight title, she also broke her seven-year unbeaten streak in the division.

Although the ‘Lioness’ is wounded, she’s not finished and will be out for revenge on July 31.

Pena v Nunes Tale of the Tape

Why Pena will win

In their last fight, Pena gained the edge over the former champion with her boxing, before hooking in a rear-naked choke and forcing Nunes to tap - and there’s no reason why Pena can’t replicate that performance.

And in a sign of a true champion, Pena immediately offered a rematch to Nunes to prove her win wasn’t a fluke. Will Pena make it two in a row?

Why Nunes will win

Let’s not forget how dominant Amanda Nunes has been throughout her storied career. After all, she came into Pena v Nunes 1 on a 12-fight winning streak - which puts her in G.O.A.T contention for women’s MMA.

Plus, was she compromised last time? After the loss at UFC 269, Nunes told ESPN that she had been dealing with a knee injury heading into the fight. Will a fully fit Nunes return to her winning ways?

UFC 276 Fight Card

Women’s Bantamweight Title BoutJulianna Pena v Amanda Nunes
Flyweight Interim Title BoutBrandon Moreno v Kai Kara-France
Heavyweight BoutDerrick Lewis v Sergei Pavlovich
Flyweight BoutAlexandre Pantoja v Alex Perez

Brandon Moreno v Kai Kara-France

Mexico’s Brandon Moreno, the former UFC flyweight champion will take on New Zealand’s Kai Kara-France in a rematch for the Flyweight interim belt.

With champion Deiveson Figueiredo out with an injury, one of these two will receive interim gold after already fighting 3 years ago at UFC 245.

That night Moreno won by unanimous decision, but July 31 could be different as Kara-France is ascending fast and sure to trouble the more experienced Moreno.

Where can I watch UFC 277 in Australia?

In Australia, you can watch the fight via pay-per-view (PPV) with UFC fight pass, ESPN+ or Kayo. According to the Kayo website, “You don’t need a regular Kayo subscription, just choose an event, complete your purchase and start streaming live instantly.”

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