Oliveira, who got the title shot in place of Poirier and capitalized winning the crown, showed he was no fluke submitting Poirier in the third round Saturday. The pair fought a furious stand up battle in the first round with Oliveira briefly dropped from a Poirier right hand. But Oliveira got the fight to the mat in the second and pounded the challenger from inside Poirier's guard. He took Poirier's back in a standing position the next round and sunk in a choke to earn the submission.
In one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, challenger Julianna Pena survived a vicious first round assault from Amanda Nunes to turn the tide in the second as Nunes appeared to tire. She managed to drag the champion to the ground and secure a rear choke to win the title.
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