On Saturday, May 12, the UFC will host UFC 224 from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In the night’s main event, Brazilian bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend her belt against surging challenger Raquel Pennington. Nunes captured the title from Miesha Tate in July 2016, and has defended it twice. Her last win was a split decision over Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215 last September. Pennington, meanwhile, is on a four-fight winning streak, but has not seen the inside of the Octagon since November 2016 due to injury.

Also on the card, top-5 middleweights Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Kelvin Gastelum will face off for a top contender spot in the stacked division.



The action kicks off at 6:15 p.m. ET with four bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow on FX at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card taking place at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.

Above is video of the event’s post-fight press conference (courtesy of the UFC), which takes place approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Nunes and Pennington.

FULL RESULTS
Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington – for the bantamweight title
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort
Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Alexey Oleinik vs. Junior Albini
Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Sean Strickland
Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic

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Dan Kuhl has been following MMA since the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. He holds belts in multiple martial arts disciplines, and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under a decorated black belt. Dan has an M.B.A. in Finance and Investment Management and a B.S. in Horticulture. Prior to joining Combat Press, his work appeared on The MMA Corner.

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