Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a special media day on Tuesday (March 20) to help promote the women’s bantamweight title fight between current division champion Amanda Nunes and top contender Raquel Pennington, who collide in the upcoming UFC 224 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nunes (15-4) hasn’t competed since Sept. of 2017 where she outpointed Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215. Prior to that, “Lioness” had an even better showing by knocking out former division titleholder Ronda Rousey in under two minutes.
Hear “Rowdy’s” take on that loss here.
As for Pennington (9-5), she fought her way up the 135-pound ladder by winning four in a row and hasn’t tasted defeat since dropping a close split-decision to another former champion, Holly Holm, way back in 2015.
The winner could be in line for this super fight.
To see who else is competing at the upcoming UFC 224 combat sports extravaganza, which also features the all-Brazilian co-main event between former champions Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida, click here.