Cat Zingano vs Julianna Pena added to UFC 200
<p>A women’s bantamweight bout between Cat Zingano and Julianna Pena is <a href="http://www.ufc.com/news/Zingano-Returns-Against-Pena-at-UFC-200">the latest edition to UFC 200.</a></p>
<p>UFC 200 takes place on July 9 and will be headlined by a welterweight matchup between Nate Diaz and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. The event takes place on International Fight Week at the newly constructed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be preceded by two other UFC events that same week.</p>
<p>‘Alpha’ Cat Zingano (9-1) has not fought since February of last year when she suffered her only professional loss to Ronda Rousey in the main event of UFC 184. Zingano earned that title shot by scoring back-to-back knockouts over Amanda Nunes and current champion Miesha Tate. Prior to her loss to Rousey, Zingano had won nine fights in a row with only one of them going to a decision.</p>
<p>Julianna Pena (7-2) has yet to lose in the UFC where she has gone 3-0. Pena, who is currently ranked #5 on the official UFC rankings, became the first woman to win The Ultimate Fighter when she knocked out Jessica Rakoczy in the last second of the first round. Most recently, Pena defeated Jessica Eye via unanimous decision at UFC 192.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.