Julianna Peña: I hope fans are grateful that I’m fighting Shevchenko

On January 28, the UFC will return to Fox with an exciting card.

This card will be headlined by [a women’s bantamweight contender…

In advance of this high-stakes fight, which is likely to produce the next challenger for champion Amanda Nunes, Peña says that she hopes fans are grateful that she accepted the fight, as she believes she’d already be scheduled for a title shot if she’d opted to wait rather than stay active. Peña explained this feeling in an interview with BloodyElbow.com.