UFC 224 is held at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 13 (May 12 in the US). The event features 13 bouts, with the 5-fight main card live Pay-Per-View.
The main event is the women’s bantamweight championship bout between the defending champion Amanda Nunes and ranked No.2 Raquel Pennington. The co-main event is a middleweight battle between Ronaldo Souza and Kelvin Gastelum.
Also on the card Mackenzie Dern squares off against Amanda Cooper at women’s strawweight, and John Lineker meets Brian Kelleher at bantamweight. In addition, Vitor Belfort faces off Lyoto Machida at middleweight.
The session of open workouts was held on Thursday (Wednesday in the US) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The promotion released the highlight clip, following the UFC 224 Countdown video and a series of vlogs. It features the main event fighters Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington, as well as Kelvin Gastelum, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Mackenzie Dern.
The official weigh-in ceremony is conducted the day before the fight show. The full fight card 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
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Júnior Albini
Lightweight Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
Welterweight Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
Middleweight Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic