Julianna Pena News

Oct 14, 2017 7:10 pm

Julianna Pena Announced She’s Going to Be a Mom But Will Still Kick Ass For UFC

It wasn’t too long ago that Julianna Pena was knocking on the door to a women’s UFC bantamweight title shot. Things didn’t end up going her way in the Octagon in her last fight, but everything else seems to be doing awesome. She’s a regular part of Combate America’s successful fight cards doing commentary work...

Feb 2, 2017 8:14 am

Valentina Shevchenko reflects on win over Julianna Pena

This past weekend at ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’, top ranked women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko secured herself a title fight with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes as she picked up a spectacular submission win over Julianna Pena. For Valentina Shevchenko, the win not only put her on a 2-fight win streak, but also resulted...

Jan 30, 2017 6:35 am

Julianna Peña releases statement after submission loss to Valentina Shevchenko

On Saturday night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Julianna Peña stepped into the cage with dangerous Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. She entered this bout on an impressive four-fight win-streak, and if she’d extended that streak to five with a win over Shevchenko, she would have earned herself a shot...

Jan 29, 2017 6:50 am

Pros react to Valentina Shevchenko’s submission of Julianna Pena

Last night, the UFC touched down in The Mile-High City, Denver, Colorado, with UFC on Fox 23. This 12-fight card was an epic one, as a whopping eight of its bouts ended with stoppages, including the evening’s main event, which pitted Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko against American grappling specialist Julianna Peña. In advance of this...

Jan 24, 2017 8:38 am

Julianna Pena looking to fill superstar role left by Ronda Rousey

While UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was thrust into the public spotlight when she defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds at UFC 207, top ranked women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena believes that there was a void left behind by Rousey. A void she intends to fill. Ahead of her...

Jan 23, 2017 8:00 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon for UFC Denver: Shevchenko vs. Pena

With Bellator 170 in the rear-view mirror, the MMA spotlight now shifts to UFC Denver, a stacked card that will air on Fox this Saturday, January 28. This card will be headlined by a compelling women’s bantamweight showdown. In one corner, we’ll have dangerous Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko. In the other, we’ll have grappling...

Jan 16, 2017 9:46 am

Julianna Peña: I hope fans are grateful that I’m fighting Shevchenko

On January 28, the UFC will return to Fox with an exciting card. This card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight contender bout between TUF winner Julianna Peña and Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. In advance of this high-stakes fight, which is likely to produce the next challenger for champion Amanda Nunes, Peña says that she...

Jan 14, 2017 9:28 am

Julianna Pena rips “mentally weak” Ronda Rousey

Top ranked UFC women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena has continued to make waves in interviews as she has continued her verbal onslaught of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey leading up to, and in the wake, of Rousey’s return to the Octagon at UFC 207. Prior to Rousey’s return at UFC 207, Pena called out...

Jan 11, 2017 1:41 pm

“Lion” Julianna Pena delivers epic promo as she eyes UFC gold

Julianna Pena is currently on quite the win streak in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division, winning four straight fights, three of which coming since she made her return to the Octagon following an injury layoff from 2013-2015. Most recently, ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ competed at UFC 200, where she picked up a dominant unanimous decision win...

Jan 11, 2017 8:35 am

Julianna Pena wishes she could have dethroned “spoiled” Ronda Rousey

In a few short weeks, in the main event of the UFC’s latest Fox broadcast, The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner Julianna Pena will battle fellow bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko. The winner of this fight is more than likely to get the next shot at reigning bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. While Pena is obviously eager for her...

Dec 15, 2016 7:49 am

Julianna Pena will “raise hell” if snubbed of title fight

Top ranked women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Pena has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division recently. After winning the Ultimate Fighter season 18 by defeating Jessica Rakoczy in 2013, Pena was forced to sit on the sidelines with injuries for nearly 2 years. In early 2015, she returned to the Octagon when he...

Dec 6, 2016 6:43 am

Report: UFC working on a Julianna Peña vs. Valentina Shevchenko bout

With Miesha Tate retired and Holly Holm on a two-fight losing streak, Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko stand out as the two best female bantamweights on earth outside of Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. According to a Monday afternoon report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, they could soon be pitted against each other. Not officially done...

Oct 19, 2016 12:27 pm

Julianna Pena expects Amanda Nunes to defeat Ronda Rousey

Julianna Pena has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division as of late, going on a 4-fight win streak that has seen her go on a 4-fight win streak over the course of the past 3 years. After winning ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Season 18’, Pena was forced to take two years away from...

Oct 13, 2016 8:44 am

Julianna Pena considering leaving UFC after Ronda Rousey given immediate title shot

Over the course of the last several months, #5 ranked women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena has been very adamant about either getting a title fight with bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, or being the woman to welcome Ronda Rousey back to the Octagon. This week, it was announced that Rousey would be returning to the Octagon at...

Oct 6, 2016 9:54 am

Julianna Pena not happy with Ronda Rousey potentially being given title shot upon return

It has now been almost exactly a year since former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was in the Octagon. In her last outing, Rousey was bloodied and battered by striking ace Holly Holm, who ultimately knocked Rousey out cold in the 2nd round to win the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. Following the loss, Rousey...

Oct 3, 2016 8:07 pm

Julianna Peña: “I’m the only girl who’s consistently winning.”

Julianna Peña has not been quiet about her right to a title shot. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has won four UFC fights in a row, Peña seems poised for a shot at Amanda Nunes’ belt, however  with the specter of Ronda Rousey’s possible return to the woman’s bantamweight division, Peña’s path to the belt becomes a bit...

Sep 20, 2016 5:31 am

Julianna Peña tells Ronda Rousey to get in line after catching word of title shot

The rumors of Ronda Rousey facing champion Amanda Nunes for her comeback fight did not settle well with fellow woman’s bantamweight contender Julianna Peña. Since Rousey lost the belt, three other women have held it. First, Miesha Tate defeated Holm by submission at UFC 196, who in turn dropped the belt to Nunes by first round TKO...

Sep 16, 2016 8:37 am

Julianna Pena blasts women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes

Julianna Pena is looking for a fight! ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ is currently riding a 4-fight win streak that most recently saw her pick up a unanimous decision win over Cat Zingano at UFC 200 in July. Pena, who is ranked at #5 on the UFC’s official women’s bantamweight rankings behind Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Valentina...

Aug 13, 2016 11:07 am

Julianna Pena regrets word choice, still wants to fight “b**ch” Ronda Rousey

#5 ranked UFC women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena is doing her best to secure a fight with former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The former TUF 18 contestant released a video earlier this week, in which she bashed the former champ and her “fat arms”. The video certainly got Pena’s name in headlines, however she...

Aug 11, 2016 9:21 am

VIDEO | Julianna Pena blasts Ronda Rousey and “her fat arms”

Since defeating Cat Zingano at UFC 200, #5 ranked UFC women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena has repeatedly called for a fight with newly crowned champion Amanda Nunes. While Nunes currently doesn’t have a fight booked, she has remained adamant that she would like a fight with former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who has been...

Aug 2, 2016 8:14 am

UFC brass reportedly “unclear” on Ronda Rousey’s future

Earlier this month, when Amanda Nunes defeated Miesha Tate to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight championship, it was revealed that Ronda Rousey could receive an immediate title shot against the newly crowed champ. While there was no word on whether or not Rousey would take the offer, news has now surfaced that the UFC is...

Jul 10, 2016 11:38 am

Julianna Pena wants a title shot against Amanda Nunes

Julianna Pena earned an impressive decision victory over former title challenge Cat Zingano in the featured bout of last night’s UFC 200 prelims. During last night’s UFC 200 post-fight press conference, Pena stated her case for why she should be next to challenge newly crowned champion Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s bantamweight title: “I...