The year 2021 has the greatest ever upset in the history of UFC as Julianna Pena defeats Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight Championship. Pena submitted Nunes in the second round of the fight. Now, the amount of a shocker it was for the fight netizens, it was more for the MMA fraternity.
Praises for Julianna Pena flooded in for giving the biggest shocker of the year.
Twitter reactions Julianna Pena’s historic win at UFC 269:
UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman was set aback after Pena’s win as he took Twitter to write:
“Wow!! What did I just what? ”
Wooooooooooow!!! What did I just watch?? Peñaaaaaaaa!!! #UFC269
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) December 12, 2021
Amanda Nunes was always termed as the invincible and was considered a superhero in the cage. After Pena proved that wrong the UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling had something to say.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!! NEVER FORGET THAT!! #UFC269!
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) December 12, 2021
Wonderboy Thompson was also astonished by the fight Pena put against Nunes.
WWOOOOOOOOWWWWW 😳😳😳😳😳 PEÑA!!!!! #UFC269
— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) December 12, 2021
Casey O’Neill, Tanner Boser, and Diana Belbita were also shocked by the result. Here are their reactions after the biggest shocker of the year
One of the biggest upsets of all the time.#UFC269
— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) December 12, 2021
— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) December 12, 2021
WHAT !!!!! #UFC269
— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) December 12, 2021
Jon Jones mocks Amanda Nunes :
UFC Hall of Famer and former p4p rank 1 fighter Jon Jones made a playfully mimicking sound of a goat after Venezuelan Vixen beat Nunes( mocking Nunes). However, he later deleted the video.
Nunes was undefeated for eight long years. In which she defeated greats of the sport like Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Valentina Shevchenko, and the list goes on. So, defeating someone with that stature in the combat sports world at her prime is quite a shock and admirable.
Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier also tweeted congratulating the Venezuelan vixen. He wrote: “Absolutely Amazing! Congrats to the Venezuelan vixen !!! That’s why they play the game!”
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 12, 2021