UFC 289: Amanda Nunes Retires as Double-Champ and Julianna Peña Calls Her Out for Ducking

UFC 289: Champion Amanda Nunes announces retirement, leaves fans in awe after spectacular performance

LAS VEGAS – Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship were left in shock and awe after Amanda Nunes announced her retirement during the post-fight press conference of UFC 289. Nunes, who holds the record for the most consecutive victories by a woman in UFC history, had just defended her bantamweight and featherweight championships against Irene Aldana in a dominant performance that ended in the second round.

The Brazilian fighter, nicknamed “The Lioness”, said that she had accomplished everything she wanted in the sport and wanted to retire on a high note. “I defended my belts, I beat the best in the world, and I’m leaving the sport on top,” Nunes said. “I want to thank all of the fans who have supported me and all of the opponents who have challenged me. It’s been an amazing journey, but it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life.”

Nunes’ retirement came as a surprise to many, as she was considered one of the most dominant fighters in UFC history. Her retirement also leaves a void in the women’s divisions, as she was one of the biggest draws for the organization. In her post-fight interview, Nunes said that she had accomplished everything she wanted in the sport and wanted to retire on a high note.

Charles Oliveira, who defeated Justin Gaethje in the co-main event of UFC 289, also had a standout performance. The Brazilian fighter dominated Gaethje from start to finish, eventually forcing him to submit in the third round. Oliveira’s victory cements his status as one of the top fighters in the lightweight division and puts him in position for a title shot against the winner of the upcoming fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Michael Chandler.

UFC 289 was a highly anticipated event, and fans were eager to watch it live. Lineups, a popular sports website, offered betting odds and instructions on how to watch the event. Cord Cutters News also offered a special discount on early access to episode 3 of “TUF 31: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler”, which featured up-and-coming fighters from around the world.

Meanwhile, Julianna Peña, who defeated Holly Holm in a bantamweight bout earlier this year, called out Nunes for “ducking” her after retirement. Peña, who has been vocal about her desire to fight Nunes in the past, accused the Brazilian fighter of avoiding her. “Amanda Nunes is a great fighter, but she’s ducking me,” Peña said. “I’ve been wanting to fight her for years, and now that she’s retiring, she’s avoiding me. It’s disappointing, but I’m still here and ready to fight anyone who wants to challenge me.”

Despite the controversy, UFC 289 was a monumental event that showcased some of the best fighters in the world. With Nunes’ retirement, a new era in the women’s divisions begins, and fans are excited to see who will rise to the top.