UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes – How to watch it live, betting preview
After another great UFC in London, this weekend, we have UFC 277 in Dallas, and the event is led by the fight for the women’s bantamweight belt, where Pena and Amanda Nunes meet for the second time. In the first duel that took place in December last year, Pena shocked the world and defeated Amanda Nunes. One of the main challengers in the light heavyweight division, Magomed Ankalaev, also fights at this event.
As usual, our bet experts have selected some of the most exciting fights for you, and on our site, in the Picks section, you can read the analysis of those matches.
Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes
The main fight of the night is in the bantamweight category, between Julianna Pena, the current champion, and the challenger, Amanda Nunes.
Although Pena is the champion, this time, we will write about Amanda Nunes first. And the reason is clear, she is one of the best female fighters of all time. Before losing to Pena in December, her last loss happened nine years ago, against Cat Zingano. And in the meantime, she won twelve fights and was the owner of two belts in both the bantam and featherweight categories.
In December last year, Pena shocked the world! Amanda was the absolute favorite in the first match. The odds on Pena’s victory were over 6.00! But after the victory over Sara McCann, Pena showed again that she is extremely ready, that she is physically and mentally strong.
A rematch opportunity for Amanda Nunes, but it won’t be easy for her. It’s been a long time since she met such a physically strong girl, who can knock her down with sheer force.
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara France
This is the fight for the future temporary champion in the flyweight category! Former champion Mexican Brandon Moreno and New Zealander Kai Kara-France will fight for this spot. This is their second duel, the previous match was in December 2019, and Moreno won by unanimous decision.
Moreno’s previous three fights were against current champion Figueredo. The first match was declared a draw, Moreno won the second by strangulation, while Figi was more successful in the third. Moreno improved in every segment of the fight and raised his fighting level to a higher level. Especially when it comes to boxing.
In the last match, the New Zealander defeated the favored Askarov and proved that he is ready for the greatest fights. It’s Moreno’s turn next. Kara-France is known as the strongest puncher in this division, and is capable of knocking anyone out with one punch.