Pena Wins Ultimate Fighting Crown

    LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 02:  (R-L) Julianna Pena punches Sarah Moras in their semifinal fight during filming of season eighteen of The Ultimate Fighter on July 2, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Julianna Pena; Sarah Moras

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    Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a winner. Julianna Pena won the first-ever woman’s Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday night, besting Jessica Rakoczy in the first round. Pena had two early takedowns in the opening moments of the fight, and on the second, she had Rakoczy on her back—and Rakoczy not able to recover. “I can’t wait to put in more work,” Pena said, since this was the first-ever championship. “It’s just about to get started.”

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