Daniel Cormier Wants Bantamweight Title Fight Between Julianna Pena & Erin Blanchfield

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UFC color commentator and former two division champion Daniel Cormier is eager to see the recently vacated UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship to be contested between Julianna Pena and Erin Blanchfield.

Erin Blanchfield, Julianna Pena for the bantamweight championship. 1000%: Daniel Cormier

“The Venezuelan Vixen” was originally slated for a trilogy fight with Nunes for the main event of UFC 289, but was forced to pull out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by Irene Aldana on short notice.

The main event saw the domination from “The Lioness” as she defended her Bantamweight crown once again, winning the bout via unanimous decision. After the fight, Nunes announced her retirement from MMA, in the presence of Pena cage side, with the belt being officially vacated on 20th June.

Blanchfield, on the other hand, is coming off a win over Jessica Andrade at UFC Vegas 69 back in February, marking her eighth career win and her fifth straight win in the Octagon. While many expected “Cold Blooded” to go after the flyweight title, that belt will be contested between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko.

On the other hand, when Pena called for a shot at the vacant 135-pound belt, it was Blanchfield who answered, and Daniel Cormier believes that matchup is perfect to crown the next Bantamweight champion.

“I tap in [on the fight], I tap in because guess what? She should be getting a title fight at 125,” said Cormier stated on the DC and RC podcast. “But because Valentina lost and she’s having to run it back against Alexa Grasso, it kind of ties up the division. Nothing else makes sense for Erin Blanchfield. I tap all the way in on Erin Blanchfield, Julianna Pena for the bantamweight championship. 1000%.”

“Julianna Pena recently said she’s the greatest women fighter of all time, there you go. Prove it. Erin Blanchfield seems really, really good,” he added. [H/T BJPenn.com]

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