The women's bantamweight championship fight at UFC 269 produced the biggest upset we've seen in the sport in a long time.
Julianna Peña shocked the world Saturday night when she defeated Amanda Nunes by submission in the second round of their co-main event fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A rear-naked choke did in the now former women's bantamweight champion after Peña landed jab after jab to weaken Nunes. As a result, Pena becomes the fifth champion in this division, following Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and Nunes.
Peña said she'd bring the fight to the 33-year-old Brazilian fighter, and that's exactly what she did. She pulled off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, and T-Mobile Arena erupted after witnessing the result of the shocking co-main event.
Social media also offered their commentary on the Peña's upset, including athletes, celebrities and more:
Wooooooooooow!!! What did I just watch?? Peñaaaaaaaa!!! #UFC269— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) December 12, 2021
Great Fight @VenezuelanVixen # Jab🥇Central 🥊💨🍃 Well Earned -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) December 12, 2021
WOWWWWWW can't believe Peña just tapped out Nunez 😱😱🤯🤯🤯#UFC269— Mark Ingram II (@markingramII) December 12, 2021
WHAT !!!!! #UFC269— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) December 12, 2021
One of the biggest upsets of all the time.#UFC269— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) December 12, 2021
Need that rematch! 👀 #Nunez— Andre Roberson (@FlyDre21) December 12, 2021
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!! NEVER FORGET THAT!! #UFC269!— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) December 12, 2021
🤯🤯🤯 #UFC269— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) December 12, 2021
What?!!!!!!! #UFC269— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 12, 2021
Wow that was absolute insanity!— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) December 12, 2021