Juliana Peña Injured, Irene Aldana Steps Up To Face Amanda Nunes At UFC 289
ufc president granule white announced on Tuesday Juliana Pena Pulls out of his scheduled UFC 289 Bantamweight Championship Trilogy bout against Amanda Nunes, Stepping in as a substitute would be No. 5 ranked Irene Aldana.
According to White, Peña has broken ribs and will be unable to compete. He and Nunes are 1-1 in their last two matches. Peña pulled off a major upset at UFC 269, defeating Nunes by submission. In the rematch, Nunes defeated Peña in a one-sided unanimous decision.
Aldana (14-6) has won his last four bouts. he was scheduled to rematch Raquel Pennington on May 20, but now she steps into a world title match.