Pena caused a stir in December 2021 by winning the 135-pound championship from Nunes in their first bout during UFC 269 with victory by way of submission.
However, Nunes managed to win back the title last year in the rematch, as she emerged victorious in a unanimous decision, creating the need for a tiebreaker.
However, this did not materialize, which paved the way for the bout with Pena. And that has now been confirmed by UFC’s Dana White himself.
Just spoke with UFC President Dana White who confirms that Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña 3 will headline UFC 289
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) April 7, 2023
Rest Of The Card
Stephen Thompson vs. Michel Pereira – 170 lbs
Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius – 125 lbs
Eryk Anders vs. Marc-Andre Barriault – 185 lbs
Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira – 115 lbs
Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson – 145 lbs
Matt Schnell vs. David Dvorak – 125 lbs
Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr – 145 lbs