UFC Champion Julianna Peña encourages Ecuadorean fighters to fight for the title | Other sports | Sports
The Venezuelan The Vixen, a fighter of Venezuelan origins because of her father, spoke with EL UNIVERSO a day before the UFC 270 event.
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New UFC Champion Juliana Peña has encouraged fighters from Ecuador and other Latin American countries not to give up on the race they are building toward the Ultimate Fighting Championship title in their various divisions.
American of a Venezuelan father, better known as Venezuelan vixenHe asserted that it was “certainly possible” that Ecuador or a country other than Brazil would invade the company’s belt.
Peña achieved the feat on December 11th by introducing Brazilian legend Amanda Nunes in the second round of UFC 269 to declare herself the Bantamweight Champion in Las Vegas, United States.
In an interview with EL UNIVERSO during the press conference session at last week’s UFC 270 event in Anaheim (California), Peña cited the title won by Mexican Brandon Moreno in June 2021 in flyweight, as well as where former wrestler Cain Velasquez’s attempts to crown in full weights.
“Yeah sure. We’ve seen it with Brandon Moreno, we’ve seen it with Cain Velasquez, looking to succeed in becoming a champion. It’s definitely possible, and I think it’s great for me and my position to be Latina and to become a champion. I definitely think there are a lot of eyes now. , in particular, looks forward to letting go of all women and men in general. You or anyone whether young or old, everyone is able to realize their dreams and is able to carry out the plans they have in their life, as long as they work hard, with sincerity and passion”voiced the Women’s Bantamweight Championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Now that Ecuador has two players in the UFC squad, after debuting with a welterweight win from Orense Michael Morales (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) In the post of UFC 270 and adding to the wonderful present of Manabi bantamweight Marlon Vera (20-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC), fans of Tricolor Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) will have more chances to see the flag fly in the arenas of the United States or Latin America. Even in the UK, where Chito Score one win and one loss.
In 2022, Vera may have a chance to not only make his mark in the sport, but also pick a fight that brings him closer to his goal of entering the top five from eighth and becoming a contender for the championship soon. the future. 135 lbs.
Jose Aldo (3rd), Dominic Cruz (7th), Merab Dvalishvili (sixth) or Rob Font (fifth) could be the next obstacles in the way of Chito on the belt.
Michael Morales, for his part, has already taken the most important step any rookie wants to make: winning by knockout in the first round of the main tag battle.
Ourense’s new fighter has already notified the company’s president, Dana White, that he intends to face at least one more fight in the UFC this year.
Michael Morales (MustafaHosny Oh God, Amen): I plan to continue at welterweight until I outperform everyone else. I think I’ll have another fight this year, perhaps over the ticket of one of my mates from Entram Gym in Tijuana. Where Dana White puts me, I will fight. #UFC pic.twitter.com/2iLsASVZTg
– Alejandro Fierro (@alefierro_87) January 26 2022
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