The UFC Bantamweight Championship fight between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena has a new date. The title bout is now expected to take place at UFC’s December 11th pay-per-view event, as announced by the promotion on Monday.
The fight will take place at the top of UFC 269, which does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
A fight between the defending champ, Nunes, and Pena, was first scheduled to take place at UFC 265 in August. That bout was later scrapped due to Nunes testing positive for COVID-19.
Pena’s first UFC title fight now has a date set again. The winner on Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” enters the bout having won three of her last five. Her last win came via submission early this year, defeating Sara McMann at UFC 257.
Nunes will be aiming to continue her dominant two-division reign. She has defended her 135-pound belt five times since first gaining it in 2016, although she has been somewhat absent from the division as of late, with her past two fights having been up at featherweight.
Nunes’ last bantamweight win was in December 2019, where she defeated Germaine de Randamie to defend her belt for the fifth time.
There is little information out about UFC 269 currently. The other fight booked for the date currently is a flyweight bout between Kai Kara-France and Cody Garbrandt.