Valentina Shevchenko Claims Julianna Pena Turned Down UFC 205 Bout

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It seems that a second women’s bout was going to be added to UFC 205 between Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena, but one of the participants did not sign a fight agreement.

According to a post made by Shevchenko on her official Twitter account, she signed the fight agreement while Pena refused to sign hers, nixing a huge potential 135-pound women's bout.

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Shevchenko has won two of three fights thus far in her UFC tenure, defeating former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Sarah Kaufman and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm, her lone loss in the UFC came to current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes.

Pena is currently undefeated thus far under the UFC banner, with notable wins coming over Cat Ziingano and Jessica Eye. She was also the first ever female winner of the UFC Ultimate Fighter, emerging victorious in the 1he 18th season of the program

Rumors have circulated that Ronda Rousey does not fight Amanda Nunes for the title at UFC 207, that Pena would be given the title shot, but nothing has been announced thus far.

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