Julianna Pena opens up on first UFC defeat

Former TUF winner Julianna Pena (8-3-0) took to Facebook yesterday to share some thoughts after suffering her first armbar submission loss in the octagon Saturday at UFC on FOX 23 to Valantina Shevchenko.

In the pre-amble, Pena talked of wanting to be the next Ronda Rousey, but apologized in the post-fight Facebook post, chalking up the defeat to being “too hungry.”┬áThe fight was a “a big time learning experience” and now it is “time to move forward.”

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The “Venezuelan Vixen” did not hint at who she may fight next, making sure to thank her supporters with one final note: “Like the Terminator, I’ll be back.”

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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