UFC 224 live stream: Watch Nunes vs. Pennington online
The UFC returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday night for UFC 224. Brazilian fighter Amanda Nunes defends her women’s bantamweight title against Raquel Pennington in the main event. Nunes has won six straight fights and is 15-4 in her career with 10 knockout and three submission victories. Pennington is 9-5 in her career, winning four straight fights. However, she has not fought since defeating Miesha Tate at UFC 205 in November 2016.
Nunes is one of 13 Brazilian fighters on the 13 fight UFC 224 card. In the co-main event, Brazilian middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza clashes with Kelvin Gastelum. The winner of Saturday’s fight could be next in line for a middleweight title fight.
The Souza and Gastelum fight is one of five middleweight fights on the card. Former light heavyweight champions Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida kick off the main card on pay-per-view in a middleweight fight. Belfort announced that he will retire after the fight, regardless of the outcome. Despite both fighters spending over a decade in the UFC, they have never fought before in their careers.
The pay-per-view section of the card is rounded out with a fight between top women’s strawweight prospect MacKenzie Dern and Amanda Cooper. While sixth-ranked bantamweight John Lineker fights Brian Kelleher in the second fight of the card. The Brazilian born Lineker has won seven of his previous eight fights.
Here is everything you need to know about UFC 224:
Date: Saturday, May 12
Start Time: Prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET, Main card at 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
TV Info: UFC Fight Pass, FX, Pay-Per-View
The full fight card can be found below.
Main Card – Pay-Per-View 10:00 p.m. ET
- Women’s bantamweight – Amanda Nunes (C) 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 8:00 p.m. ET
- Middleweight – Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
- Heavyweight – Aleksei Oleinik vs. Junior Albini
- Lightweight – Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
- Welterweight – Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
Preliminary Card – UFC Fight Pass 6:15 p.m. ET
- Welterweight – Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
- Middleweight – Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
- Welterweight – Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
- Middleweight – Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic