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Ronda Rousey vs Julianna Pena After Holly Holm Fight?

Photo courtesy Julianna Pena Facebook Page

Ronda Rousey (12-0) will fight Holly Holm (9-0) in the next UFC pay-per-view, UFC 193 in the middle of November. However could the UFC be lining up her next opponent?

The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner and winner over Jessica Eye this past weekend, Julianna Pena (7-2) maybe primed for a golden opportunity. She lobbied for a potential fight at the UFC 192 post fight press conference.

“I’m a little disappointed, for several reasons,” she told the media at the post-fight press conference. “I had a couple of injuries that I wasn’t too happy about coming into this fight. I feel like if I was at 100 percent, then you definitely would’ve seen a finish. You would’ve seen me capitalize a lot more.

“I got a little greedy in the fight,” she continued. “I changed from a short choke to a full rear naked choke and back to a short choke again and didn’t sit in on my guillotine and let it roll through when that’s what I was planning on doing the whole time.”

“Not getting those finishes cost me. I’m here to say that if I would’ve been able to pull that off, you guys definitely would’ve seen a finish. I’ll go get it next time. A win’s a win, so I’m happy with that, but at the same time, I’m a little disappointed I couldn’t walk away with the finish,” she noted.

Why not look too far ahead? I did not get in this sport to be in the bottom roster. I got in this sport to let the world know I’m the toughest 135-pound female fighter in the world.

“I’m 6-0. Ronda’s 6-0,” she stated. “I don’t think that it’s out of the realm of possibility. I’m looking to be in a title shot.”

“Jessica Eye, after her loss to Miesha Tate, if she would have won, would’ve been next in line for a title shot,” Pena said.

“Why not me?”


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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.