UFC 224 Preview

By May 1, 2018December 28th, 2020UFC

UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

The headline fight of UFC 224 is Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes against Raquel “Rocky” Pennington. The fight night will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday night, May 12.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Record: 15-4
Nunes is coming into UFC 224 on the back of 6 straight wins. At UFC 215, she beat Valentina Shevchenko is a split decision after 5 tough rounds. She also successfully defended her Bantamweight Championship. Previously, she has defeated Rousey (UFC 207), Tate (UFC 200) and Shevchenko once again (UFC 196). So she will confident of taking down Pennington on Saturday. She will also have the Brazilian crowd on her side!

Amanda has a Black Belt in BJJ and Brown belt in Judo. She has fought since 2088 and fights out of Salvador, Bahia in Brazil.



Record: 9-5
Pennington has won 4 straight fights and will be looking to take down Nunes as the underdog. She hasn’t fought since 2016 and she beat Miesha Tate on that occasion by decision at UFC 205. The American fights out of Colorado with team Triple Treat Gym.


Fight card

Main Card

Women’s Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes 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 (FX)

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

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight: Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev