TUF winner Pena vs. Andrade booked for UFC 171
Juliana Pena won the first ever season of the Ultimate Fighter with women, and now is set to make a quick return to the Octagon at UFC 171:
Julianna Pena, the Ultimate Fighter 18 winner, will make her non-TUF UFC debut against Jessica Andrade at UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas. Pena became the first-ever women’s Ultimate Fighter winner when she steamrolled Jessica Rakoczy in the final last month.
She will not have an easy time against Andrade, who is coming off a victory against women’s MMA veteran Rosi Sexton in October. The 22-year-old Brazilian is a solid prospect with a 10-3 record and nine of her wins coming via finish. She has a loss in the UFC, but it’s to former No. 1 contender Liz Carmouche back in July.