TUF winner Pena vs. Andrade booked for UFC 171

Monday, January 06, 2014

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.

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