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Local 242 member’s daughter is a UFC fighter

Julianna Peña poses for a picture with her father, L-242’s Ernie Peña.

Ernie Peña from Local 242 (Spokane, Washington) is the proud father of UFC fighter, Julianna Peña, aka, “The Venezuelan Vixen”. Julianna Peña is an American mixed martial artist and the first woman to win The Ultimate Fighter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s reality TV series and mixed martial arts competition. The UFC Octagon is a trademark of the UFC brand. Its perfect shape allows fighters enough space to showcase their skills while ensuring the maximum safety for UFC fighters. UFC President Dana White was adamant back in 2011 that women would never fight in the Octagon. But, in 2013, the Ultimate Fighter introduced women to the series, and Peña won the Season 18 title. This began her contract as a UFC fighter. Since then, Peña has become No.4 in the Women’s Bantamweight Division. Her record is 11 wins, 4 losses and zero draws.  The next time “The Venezuelan Vixen” will be in The Octagon is in a December 11 fight against Amanda Nunes for the world title champion at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.