Julianna Pena was taken to the hospital after a ‘piece of forehead’ disappeared in the UFC beatdown

Julianna Pena was rushed to the hospital to see a plastic surgeon following her gruesome loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 277.

Here is everything you need to know.

Julianna Pena saw a plastic surgeon after losing a ‘piece of forehead’ in defeat

Julianna Peña defeated Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 and won the bantamweight champion title last December.

This time, however, the 32-year-old was knocked down three times by Nunes when the two met in a rematch in Texas.

In addition to his resounding loss, Peña was reportedly left with an open gash on his forehead after the judges voted unanimously in favor of Nunes.

The judges scored the fight 50-45, 50-44, 50-43 and awarded Nunes a bantamweight belt.

UFC President Dana White revealed during an interview: ‘Julianna is missing a big chunk from her forehead. She’s going to see a plastic surgeon right now. She will take some time to heal, and then I don’t know.

In addition, he went on to say: ‘She got hit quite a bit tonight. It was like five or six knockdowns in the first two rounds. she was hurt she needs to take some time off, relax, spend some time with her daughter and then we’ll go from there.’

Julianna Pena
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Nunes regained her bantamweight title while hosting a mixed martial arts clinic. He defeated Pena during a five-round battle at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday.

White added: “I thought he was completely dominant. There were five knockdowns in the first two rounds. There’s a huge difference between submission attempts and takedowns. They’re not even comparable.

He continued: ‘Julianna is tough as nails, and her will to win is second to none. She wanted to win. I think as dominant as Amanda was, and she was dominant tonight, I didn’t think she was close in any way, shape or form. It was a complete exclusion.

Julianna Pena gives an update on her health status

Following reports that Julianna Pena was missing a ‘piece of forehead’, she herself took to social media to clear the air on the extent of her injuries.

She wrote: ‘Tougher than a two dollar steak. Thanks for the love everyone! Just a cat scratch that required a few stitches, no chunks were missing, no surgery needed. Love you. everybody! We are 1-1 now.

Peña clearly states that his injuries are not as serious as reported. Also, she mentioned that she is looking for her trilogy rematch with Amanda Nunes soon.

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