UFC 224 results: Nunes defeats Pennington, retains BW title

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UFC 224 Nunes vs Pennington results

UFC 224 was held at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 13 (May 12 in the US). The event featured 13 bouts, with the women’s bantamweight championship belt contested in the main event live on Pay-Per-View.

The defending bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes faced off ranked No.2 Raquel Pennington making her third title defense. The scheduled for five rounds bout ended prior the final bell. Nunes was proclaimed as the winner by TKO in the fifth round, consequently retaining her belt.

Middleweights Ronaldo Souza and Kelvin Gastelum battled out in the co-main event. The contest ended in favor of the latter who took a split decision win.

Also on the main card Mackenzie Dern defeated Amanda Cooper via submission in the first round at women’s strawweight, and John Lineker took the third-round knockout win against Brian Kelleher at bantamweight. In addition, Lyoto Machida came out victorious from his middleweight bout against Vitor Belfort, scoring the KO in the the second round. The complete UFC 224 results can be found below.

Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Raquel Pennington via fifth-round TKO (R5 2:36)
Middleweight Kelvin Gastelum def. Jacare Souza via split decision
Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern def. Amanda Cooper via first-round submission (rear naked choke, R1 2:27)
Bantamweight John Lineker def. Brian Kelleher via third-round KO (R3 3:43)
Middleweight Lyoto Machida def. Vitor Belfort via second-round KO (R2 1:00)

Preliminary Card
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira def. Karl Roberson via first-round submission (arm-triangle choke, R1 4:45)
Heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk def. Junior Albini via first-round submission (ezekiel choke, R1 1:45)
Lightweight Davi Ramos def. Nick Hein via first-round submission (rear naked choke, R1 4:15)
Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Sean Strickland via first-round KO (R1 3:12)

Preliminary Card
Welterweight Warlley Alves def. Sultan Aliev via second-round TKO (doctor’s stoppage, 5:00)
Middleweight Jack Hermansson def. Thales Leites via third-round TKO (R3 2:10)
Welterweight Ramazan Emeev def. Alberto Mina via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Middleweight Markus Perez def. James Bochnovic via first-round submission (rear naked choke, R1 4:28)

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