DALLAS – Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has urged Julianna Peña to prioritize her health following her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 277. Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) lost the women’s bantamweight championship to Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
In five rounds, “The Lioness” knocked her down three times and seriously sliced open her forehead, but she battled valiantly to the terrible finish.
White claimed after the incident that Peña was taken directly to a plastic surgeon, and he’s not sure what her future holds.
The UFC 277 postfight press conference included White telling the media that Julianna had a large part of her forehead removed. There is a plastic surgeon on the way to visit her right now.