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Latest UFC 224 fight card, rumors, and updates for ‘Nunes vs Pennington’ on May 12 in Brazil

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Viva Brazil! UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will look to defend her division title against venerable 135-pound contender Raquel Pennington in the five-round main event, while the all-Brazilian bangfest between Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida joins the Rio de Janeiro fight card. And let’s not forget the important middleweight co-main event showdown between Jacare Souza and Kelvin Gastelum!

Event: UFC 224: “Nunes vs. Pennington”
Date: Sat., May 12, 2018
Location: Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Broadcast: Pay-Per-View (PPV), FX, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 224 PPV Main Event:

135 lbs.: UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

UFC 224 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
135 lbs.: John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
185 lbs.: Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida

UFC 224 Prelims on FX (8 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
265 lbs.: Junior Albini vs. Aleksei Oliynyk
155 lbs.: Nick Hein vs. Davi Ramos
170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland

UFC 224 Prelims on Fight Pass (6:15 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Thales Leites
170 lbs.: Ramazan Emeev vs. Alberto Mina
185 lbs.: Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 224 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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