UFC 277 results, highlights: Amanda Nunes regains bantamweight title with thorough beating of Julianna Pena

Amanda Nunes is back. Already considered the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time, Nunes avenged the lone blemish in her recent run on Saturday night by dismantling Julianna Pena over five rounds to earn back her bantamweight title. 

“The Lioness” took apart Pena with her speed and accuracy on the feet in the opening round before really putting on a clinic in the second. Nunes scored three knockdowns in Round 2 as Pena continued to charge in wildly while Nunes planted counter right hands on her chin. The three knockdowns set a record for most in a women’s fight in UFC history.

From there, Nunes took the battle to the ground as she opened up a huge gash on Pena’s hairline in the third round with an elbow from mount. The cut would only get worse as the fight continued on, leaving Pena a bloody mess by the end of the final round. 

Nunes also made history by joining Deiveson Figueiredo in being a former champ to win back his title in an immediate rematch.

CBS Sports will be with you the entire way on Saturday bringing you all the results and highlights from the UFC 277 below.

UFC 277 card and results

  • Amanda Nunes def. Julianna Pena (c) via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43)
  • Brandon Moreno (ic) def. Kai Kara-France via third-round TKO (kick, punches)
  • Sergei Pavlovich def. Derrick Lewis via first-round TKO (punches)
  • Alexandre Pantoja def. Alex Perez via first-round submission (rear naked choke)
  • Magomed Ankalaev def. Anthony Smith via second-round TKO (punches)
  • Alex Morono def. Matthew Semelsberger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Drew Dober def. Rafael Alves via third-round knockout (punch)
  • Hamdy Abdelwahab def. Don’Tale Mayes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Drakkar Klose def. Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Michael Morales def. Adam Fugitt via third-round TKO (punches)
  • Joselyne Edwards def. Ji Yeon Kim via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ihor Potieria second-round TKO (knees)
  • Orion Cosce def. Blood Diamond via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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