UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Mendes took place April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena (6-2) returned from a 17-month injury layoff to challenge Milana Dudieva (11-4) on the night's main card, which aired live on FOX Sports 1. Catch the video highlights above.
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Round 1: Both fighters are orthodox. Keith Peterson is the referee. Dudieva tries to dump Pena to the canvas after she charges across the cage, but Pena shows amazing balance and one-legs it to stay upright. Dudieva loses the underhook, but lands a head and arm toss in the process. Pena attempts an armbar, but in the scramble misses and stands. She trips Dudieva to the canvas and moves to mount almost immediately where she starts hammerfisting. Dudieva is getting bodied, so she gives her back, but now she's back to mount. After a steady stream of strikes, referee Peterson has seen enough.
Juliana Pena def. Milana Dudieva via TKO (strikes) at 3:59 of round 1