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Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena Opening Odds on FanDuel Sportsbook Reveal Clear Favorite for August UFC 265 Fight

Larry Rupp
Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. / Handout/Getty Images

Amanda Nunes will take on Julianna Pena in a main event matchup at UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7. It will all go down at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Fans should be excited to tune in as Nunes is putting her belt on the line and seems ready to defend the bantamweight title.

FanDuel Sportsbook has posted opening odds for the fight.

Nunes vs Pena Odds

Amanda Nunes has opened as a heavy -800 favorite, while Julianna Pena is a +540 underdog.

Nunes is widely considered to be the greatest female fighter of all time and enters this matchup with a professional record of 21-4 (13 knockouts and 4 submissions). She took hold of UFC's bantamweight title back in 2016 and has successfully defended it a total of five times since. Nunes also grabbed the featherweight title in 2018 and has successfully defended it twice.

On the other side, Pena is finally getting the fight she has wanted for some time now after aggressively campaigning for a chance. The 31-year-old from Brazil owns a 10-4 professional record (0 knockouts and 2 submissions) and holds a 6-2 record in the UFC. Pena is also a former winner of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series.

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