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UFC women's bantamweight contender Miesha Tate says she doesn't trust the UFC and she's tired of being "pushed around by them."

Miesha Tate: If Julianna Peña Doesn’t Defeat Amanda Nunes, I Will

Miesha Tate is rooting for Julianna Peña to defeat Amanda Nunes at UFC 265, but if she loses, Tate is ready to step up. Miesha Tate is on the eve of making her UFC return at UFC Vegas 31 against Marion Reneau. Tate has been away from the sport for...

Valentina Shevchenko Says Peña Is Capable Of Defeating Nunes

UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko says she can see Julianna Peña pulling off an upset against Amanda Nunes. Nunes, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest female fighters in MMA history, is set to defend her bantamweight belt for the first time since her 2019 victory over Germaine...

Amanda Nunes Recounts Experience Coming Out, Offers To Help Others

As LGBT Pride Month nears its 2021 conclusion, UFC power couple Amanda Nunes & Nina Nunes wanted to share some advice with others within their community. When Amanda Nunes won the UFC bantamweight championship, she became the first openly gay fighter to wear UFC gold. Her wife, Nina Nunes, is...

Amanda Nunes Nominated For Two Awards For The 2021 ESPY Awards

The consensus greatest women's MMA fighter of all time, Amanda Nunes, has been nominated for the Best Athlete in Women’s Sports and Best MMA Fighter at the 2021 ESPY Awards. The two-division UFC champion in both bantamweight and featherweight, Nunes has undoubtedly been one of the best women's MMA fighters...

Amanda Nunes Responds To Julianna Peña’s Trash-Talking Media Tour

Amanda Nunes has finally responded to all of Julianna Peña’s flippant remarks towards her. At UFC 265, Amanda Nunes will defend her bantamweight championship for the first time in 1 ½ years when she tangles with “The Venezuelan Vixen” Julianna Peña. Being that Peña is currently ranked down at #6...

Julianna Peña Insists It Was Facts, Not “Trash Talk” That Led To Title Shot

Julianna Peña has a mouthful to say to those who think she got her bantamweight title shot by trash talking. “The Venezuelan Vixen” Julianna Peña doesn’t appreciate the notion that it was her rhetoric and not her résumé that earned her a title shot against Amanda Nunes at UFC 265....

Dana White Intends To Find Out If Kayla Harrison Is Ready For The UFC

As the company seeks fresh opponents for double champion Amanda Nunes, UFC president Dana White is open to the possibility of Kayla Harrison entering the mix. Recently, the former 2X Olympic gold medalist has been practicing her new craft under the PFL organization. In 2019, the unbeaten athlete pulled off...

Amanda Nunes Says She’s The Only Thing Keeping FW Division Alive

UFC double champion Amanda Nunes believes she's the only reason that the women's featherweight division is still around. It seems Amanda Nunes isn't ready to let go of her double-champion status, but first, she has a grappling threat in Julianna Peña to deal with. The bantamweight queen will put...

Nunes: Shevchenko Took The Easy Way Out & Doesn’t Want To Fight Me

Amanda Nunes has an interesting take on why Valentina Shevchenko decided to move down to the flyweight division three years ago. At UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2, Amanda Nunes defeated Valentina Shevchenko for the second time in what was the closest fight of Nunes’s bantamweight title run. Nunes won...

White & Shevchenko Address The Odds Of A Nunes Trilogy Fight

Two-thirds of the parties it would take to make Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes III a reality have provided an update on the chances the trilogy will happen. This may be hard to believe after watching her sheer dominance in the flyweight division, but Valentina Shevchenko has lost twice to...

Miesha Tate Lays Out Path Back To World Title

Miesha Tate is set to end her retirement on July 17 and is focused on getting back her title. After Tate lost to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205, she shockingly announced her retirement from the sport. Since then, she has been working with ONE Championship but due to the pandemic,...

Shevchenko Would Only Return To Bantamweight To Avenge Nunes Losses

Valentina Shevchenko isn't too interested in moving back up to bantamweight. Shevchenko fought at bantamweight in the UFC and on the regional scene due to many promotions not having a women's flyweight division. At 135lbs, she had a ton of success as she beat the likes of Holly Holm, Julianna...

Amanda Nunes Defends BW Title Against Julianna Peña On August 7

Julianna Peña’s relentless lobbying has paid off, as “The Venezuelan Vixen” will challenge “The Lioness” Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight championship this summer. ESPN broke the news Thursday that Amanda Nunes’s first bantamweight title defense since 2019 will take place at UFC 265 when she defends the title against Julianna...

Dana White Shares Promising Update on Nunes vs. Peña

Julianna Peña’s relentless lobbying for a title shot against Amanda Nunes has Dana White on the verge of breaking mentally and executively. Julianna Peña has been on a cross-country media tour telling anybody who will listen why she should be the next opponent for UFC double-champion Amanda Nunes.  One of...