Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña Bantamweight Title Fight Set for UFC 265 in August

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IIApril 15, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: Amanda Nunes of Brazil reacts after her victory over Megan Anderson of Australia in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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Amanda Nunes will put her bantamweight title on the line this summer.

UFC Pesident Dana White said the Brazilian star will fight Julianna Peña at UFC 265, which is slated for August, according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN. 

In an interview with TMZ Sports from the end of March, White revealed he was planning to set up the fight in the future following persistence from Pena, who defeated Sara McMann by submission in January.

"So, Julianna Pena has been driving me f--king bananas, okay? She will not stop terrorizing me about how she deserves this fight," White said (2:19 mark). 

Pena, the sixth-ranked bantamweight, is 11-4-0, with her most recent defeat coming at the hands of Germaine de Randamie in October 2020. 

Nunes, on the other hand, has ripped through two divisions of the UFC, hanging on to her bantamweight title through five separate challenges and winning battles for her featherweight belt twice. She is 21-4-0 and hasn't fallen since 2014.