In a highly anticipated title fight at UFC 289, Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena faced off in a rematch of their December 2020 bout. The fight ended in a shocking result, as Pena suffered a broken back, forcing her to forfeit the match and hand the title to Nunes.
Nunes dominated the fight from the start, landing powerful strikes and taking Pena down to the mat. In the second round, Nunes landed a series of punches that sent Pena to the ground. Although Peña was able to get back up, Nunes continued to land strikes, eventually forcing Pena to tap out.
However, it was later revealed that Pena had suffered a broken back during the fight. The injury was so severe that Peña was unable to continue, and Nunes was declared the winner by forfeit.
The injury was a major setback for Pena, who was looking to defend her title and prove that her win over Nunes was no fluke. It was also a reminder of the dangers of the sport, and the risks fighters take every time they step into the octagon.
Nunes expressed her condolences to Pena and wished her a speedy recovery. She was emotional after the fight, saying that she was "happy and sad" about the outcome.
The injury to Pena was a disappointment for fans who had been eagerly anticipating the bout. However, it marked a major milestone for Nunes, who became the first female fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.
Pena is expected to make a full recovery, but it is unclear when she will be able to return to the octagon. In the meantime, Nunes will continue to defend her titles and cement her legacy as one of the greatest female fighters of all time.