Julianna Pena ’s UFC title win was one of the most monumental upsets in MMA history. But how she got to be the UFC women’s bantamweight champion late this past year is a journey that truly started nearly nine years ago on “The Ultimate Fighter.” Peña was a cast member on Season 18 of the reality series and was the first pick of coach Miesha Tate opposite Tate’s arch rival Ronda Rousey, who at the time was the women’s bantamweight champion. Related Julianna Peña excited to check off 'bucket list' item as 'TUF' coach while preparing for Amanda Nunes rematch Video: Julianna Peña, Amanda Nunes share respectful faceoff in 'TUF' coaching gear 'The Ultimate Fighter' Season 30 to be coached by Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes; rematch to follow Rousey ultimately lost the title to Holly Holm, who lost it to Tate, who lost it to Amanda Nunes, who went on to become a dual champion when she beat Cris Cyborg to win the women’s featherweight title. And on the strength of that win, Nunes was considered the best fighter in women’s MMA history

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Video: UFC champ Julianna Peña breaks down her historic run on Season 18 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ – MMA Junkie

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