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  • 13 days ago
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Mighty bold statement. The women's bantamweight division is about to get a bit more crowded, as Julianna Pena is eying a return to the Octagon in March of 2015. The "Venezuelan Vixen" has been out of action for over a year after she suffered a horrific knee injury, initially described as an "attack" by one of her male training partners at Team "Sikjitsu" in Spokane, Washington. Pena has since set the record straight. Still recuperating after tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring, Pe read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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If 2014 was the year of the injury, 2015 is looking like the year of the comeback. A handful of key UFC fighters are targeting returns from injury in the early stages of next year, led in part by women's 135-pound prospects Holly Holm and Julianna Pena, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's episode of 'UFC Tonight.' Coaches initially worried the herniated disc which sidelined Holm (7-0) from her UFC 181 debut would be career threatening. Luckily now that doesn't appear to be th read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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UFC bantamweight fighter Jessica Rakoczy has kept a low profile since losing to Julianna Pena at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale in November, however, she is expected to return to the Octagon later this year. According to sources close to the 37-year-old fighter, Rakoczy is planning on competing at the UFC's Sept. 27 event in Toronto. The decision makes sense considering she is a native of nearby Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Rakoczy, a professional boxer with a record of 33-3-1, surprised many when read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Juliana Pena spoke to Ariel Helwani and said she 'shouldn't have been on the phone' when injury happened, will be out 6 months to 1 year. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Julianna Pena shed some light on her injury and how it happened, and turns out she may have over-reacted. "I think that I'm a girl, and I was a block away from the hospital from my gym. I shouldn't have had the phone in my hand when I was screaming in an intense amount of pain. I thought it was a good idea at the time, read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Juliana Pena's injury story, however actual or fictionalized, caught my attention. I had never considered it fully, but her situation sparked a thought I've been unable to shake: women face a training environment that is essentially impossible to replicate for men. Men face no gender where they are at near constant disadvantage when it comes to physical prowess. Whatever challenges they may face in the course of their career, it is highly unlikely men will ever succumb to the contours of gender read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Ending a months-long silence, the Ultimate Fighter winner gives her side of the story on the training incident that put her out of action with severe knee injuries. Julianna Pena, the Ultimate Fighter 18 winner, appeared on The Jason Ellis Show (quotes transcribed by MMA Mania) and spoke for the first time on the record about the incident with Josh Gow at Sik-Jitsu Fighting Systems in Spokane, WA that forced her to pull out of her UFC 171 bout with Jessica Andrade. Here's what Julianna had to sa read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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At long last, we have clarity. Julianna Pena, ranked No. 10 in the UFC Women's Bantamweight rankings, is out two years after tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring in one single incident. You can read more about that here. After the injury, there was much speculation that her gym and training were at fault. Pena spoke to Jason Ellis on Sirius XM to clear things up. Many thanks to Elias Cepeda of Yahoo! Sports for this copy of the transcript: "I don't think I accidentally explained it read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Since tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL and meniscus during a training incident in February, TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena has been relatively reserved on the details of how the injury occurred. With UFC president Dana White labeling the episode as an assault and training partner Michael Chiesa calling it an overblown gym accident, Pena is trying to set the record straight. Speaking with The Jason Ellis Show (via MMA Mania) Pena's current explanation seems quite a bit closer to Chiesa's than White's. "I d read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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After suffering a horrific injury after her winning effort on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18, Julianna Pena was injured in her gym grappling with another teammate. There were conflicting stories between UFC President Dana White and members of her fight camp; therefore, Pena decided to finally clear the air on the matter. Check it out below. Julianna Pena did, indeed, accurately explain the knee injury she suffered a few months back to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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The Great MMA Debate returns to MMAWeekly.com with a stacked show focused on Saturday's UFC 170. Guests include: Rory MacDonald, Stephen Thompson, Alexis Davis, and Jessica Peña. read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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“The Ultimate Fighter 18″ winner Julianna Pena today announced that a surgery to repair her badly damaged knee was a success. Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Julianna Pena read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner Julianna Pena underwent successful knee surgery in Los Angeles on Friday and is expected to make a full recovery. read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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The coach for UFC women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena on Monday told MMAjunkie that the fighter’s recent severe knee injury was a training accident – and not the result of “horseplay or assault” in the gym that has been alleged on social media.Filed (...) read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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In the wake of “The Ultimate Fighter 18″ winner Julianna Pena’s horrific injury, MMA is buzzing again about gym injuries and how to avoid them.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Only on Junkie, UFC, Videos Tagged: Julianna Pena, UFC 169 read news >>

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