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UFC 224: Amanda Nunes to defend against Raquel Pennington at May PPV



UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (15-4) will defend her title in the main event of UFC 224 on May 12th in Rio against Raquel Pennington (9-5). UFC officials confirmed the title bout earlier today, over a month after the fight was initially reported by @DamonMartin.

Pennington has been out of action since all the way back at UFC 205 in November of 2016, where she would score a unanimous decision victory over former champ Miesha Tate, who would announce her retirement after the contest. We haven’t seen Nunes since UFC 215 in Edmonton late last summer, where she would defeat Valentina Shevchenko via controversial split decision to retain her title.

Nunes and Pennington were initially going to be booked for UFC 219 in Vegas but the fight would be taken off the table due to Pennington suffering a leg injury due to a car accident.

A super fight between Nunes and Cris Cyborg was also rumored to headline UFC 224, but that would be scrapped after Cyborg was tapped as a late replacement to headline UFC 222 this past weekend. If Nunes should successfully defend her title against Pennington in May, the Cyborg bout will likely land at UFC 226 ‘Miocic vs. Cormier’.

Here is what UFC 224 ‘Nunes vs. Pennington’ looks like as it stands today.

Women’s Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) (15-4) vs. Raquel Pennington (9-5)

Middleweight Bout
Vitor Belfort (26-13) vs. Lyoto Machida (23-8)

Middleweight Bout
Ronaldo Souza (25-5) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (15-3)

Light Heavyweight Bout
Glover Teixeira (27-6) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (15-2)

Middleweight Bout
Thales Leites (27-8) vs. Jack Hermansson (16-4)

Lightweight Bout
Davi Ramos (7-2) vs. Nick Hein (14-2-1)

Welterweight Bout
Alberto Mina (13-0) vs. Ramazan Emeev (16-3)

Heavyweight Bout
Alexey Oleynik (55-11-1) vs. Junior Albini (14-3)

Middleweight Bout
Cezar Ferreira (12-6) vs. Karl Roberson (6-0)

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