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Julianna Pena says she wants to fight a top five opponent next

Julianna Pena defeated Milana Dudieva in the first round of their main card bout with punches in bunches at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 63 bout. She spoke about how her next goal is to fight someone in the top five and then move on to get a title shot.

“I’ve got to beat someone in the Top 5 to get to a title shot, so that’s my goal,” said Pena at the post-fight presser.

UFC Fight Night 63 took place on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia and aired on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Julianna Pena (6-2) 3 KOs, 3 Subs & 0 Decision wins. She is 3-2 in her last five fights and is currently on a two fight winning streak. She beat Stephanie Webber second round armbar in December of 2009 and then beat Rachel Swatez by guillotine choke in the second round back in December of 2011. She then lost to Sarah Moras by doctor stoppage in April of 2012 and then again to Deanna Bennett in February of 2013 by unanimous decision. She made her UFC debut at TUF 18 Finale in November of 2013 and beat Jessica Rakoczy by 1st round TKO.

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“It depends on when my next fight is, and what happens there. I never look past any opponent. I’m just waiting to hear back when I’ll fight again. Then I’ll put the hard work back in again and get back on the road.”

The event brought in 5,417 people for a live gate of $545,604.