Julianna Pena started training with me at Urban Strength Institute in June of 2018 to get back in shape for fighting in the UFC. At one point she was the 2nd ranked bantam weight in the world but then had a baby and since then had roughly a 2 year layoff. She came to me to get back to fighting shape for a great return back to MMA.
We had some minor setbacks during the two year process like an injured knee but overall everything worked out well. She made her debut return this past Saturday the 13th in Sacremento, California where she fought a former Ultimate Fighter Champ and previous 125 pound champ Nico Montano.
Julianna won a unanimous 3 round decision over Montano in an impressive fashion. I’m very happy for her and proud to have her training with me at Urban Strength Institute.