UFC Fight Night 155: De Randamie vs Ladd
Julianna Pena vs. Nicco Montano
A Pena right hand lands on a Montano kick. The bantamweights clinch in the center of the cage, trading knees. Montano shoves Pena into the cage. Montano drops low and locks her hands, looking for a takedown. Pena is able to defend and remain on her feet, but the clinch battle continues. Pena attempts to turn her foe but Montano shoves her back into the cage. Pena tries for a trip but Montano ends up on top, where she drops an elbow. Montano tries to take the back but inside slams Pena to her back. Montano is in top position, and she passes from full guard to side control near the fence. Short elbow lands for Montano. Montano lands an elbow to the face, and then has to escape a triangle. Pena is cut near her right ear. Montano keeps the pressure on. Pena gives up her back and stands, but Montano maintains a body lock. Pena is working to separate her opponent’s hands. Montano gets another takedown just before the horn.
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Montano
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Montano
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Montano
Pena is struggling to find the range on her strikes early. The combatants trade low kicks. Pena initiates the clinch and Montano immediately turns her foe into the fence. Montano pulls Pena off the fence and executes a body lock takedown. Montano stands and waits for Pena to stand, where she ties her up. Pena grabs a front headlock and rolls over to wind up in top position. Pena is framing a brabo choke from side control, but she lets it go. Pena drops some short elbows and goes back to fishing for Montano’s neck. Montano has a small cut on her face now. Montano is trying to grab a single leg, but she’s eating short punches from Pena for her efforts. Montano is still clinging to the leg, eating short punches. Montano tries to roll free, but Pena maintains top position and lands a couple more punches before the horn.
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Pena
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pena
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pena
Montano with a body kick and then has a double-leg denied by Pena. Pena counters another kick nicely. Pena just misses a high kick. Montano answers with a high kick of her own, and it finds its way through Pena’s guard. “The Venezuelan Vixen” responds by exploding for a takedown. Pena is heavy on top, currently working from half guard. Pena lands short lefts while still applying heavy pressure. Montano kicks Pena off her and scrambles up. They clinch against the fence, and Montano winds up on top after a failed Pena takedown. Pena powers up to her feet with about 1:00 to go. Pena counters a kick with a straight right. Pena turns up the heat and tags Montano with a combination. Montano looks to work her jab, then lands a takedown in the final 10 seconds. Pena has her opponent’s neck locked up, but the round ends with Montano on top.
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Pena (29-28 Pena)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pena (29-28 Pena)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pena (29-28 Pena)
The Official Result
Julianna Pena def. Nicco Montano via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) R3 5:00
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