Countdown to UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

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UFC 224 takes place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 13 (May 12 in the US). The event features 13 bouts with the championship belt contested in the main event live on Pay-Per-View.

The defending women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is making her third title defense, battling on on her home soil. Stepping inside the Octagon she faces American Raquel Pennington. The bout is scheduled for five rounds.

The co-main event is a middleweight battle between Ronaldo Souza and Kelvin Gastelum.

On Tuesday the promotion released UFC 224 Countdown video, which goes “inside the lives and training camps of four extraordinary athletes preparing for UFC 224. Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defends her title against Raquel Pennington; middleweight Jacare Souza battles Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum,” stated in the description.

The main card also includes a strawweight bout between Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Cooper. In addition John Lineker faces Brian Kelleher at bantamweight and Vitor Belfort takes on Lyoto Machida at middleweight. The full lineup can be found below.

UFC 224 fight card

Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Raquel Pennington
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
Bantamweight John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Middleweight Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida

Preliminary Card
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. JĂșnior Albini
Lightweight Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland

Preliminary Card
Welterweight Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
Middleweight Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic

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