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Germaine de Randamie vs. Julianna Pena targeted for UFC event on October 3rd

Germaine de Randamie and Julianna Pena are expected to meet later this year.

Germaine De Randamie ahead of her fight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 245. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

An important women’s bantamweight matchup between former champion Germaine de Randamie and Julianna Pena is expected to take place at a UFC event on October 3rd.

MMA Fighting first reported the matchup, though the UFC is yet to confirm the booking. The UFC event on October 3rd is without a venue or location to its name, but it’s likely it will either take place in Las Vegas or Abu Dhabi.

De Randamie (9-4) last fought at UFC 245 in December 2019, losing a decision to current two-weight champion Amanda Nunes. “The Iron Lady” was on a five-fight winning streak before her recent loss, including wins against Aspen Ladd and Holly Holm.

Pena (9-3) has only fought once in the last three and a half years, winning a decision against Nicco Montano in July 2019. “The Venezuelan Vixen” took a hiatus from the sport in late 2017 when she became a mother for the first time. In six UFC fights Pena has only one loss, to current champion Valentina Shevchenko.

Aside from a strawweight fight between Loma Lookboonmee and Jinh Yu Frey, no other fights have been announced for the card.

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