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Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight set for UFC 224 *POLL*

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Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight set for UFC 224 *POLL*

Postby moose84 » Feb 24. 2018, 16:48

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The UFC 224 fight card gets stronger every day.

The UFC is targeting a matchup between women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington for the pay-per-view, two people with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. They requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, although one side already has agreed to the bout.

UFC 224 takes place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The event’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

After lobbying for a superfight with women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg, Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC) will shift focus to the division she reigns. The fight with Pennington (9-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will be the third attempted defense of her bantamweight title in a win streak that stretches six fights. Most recently, Nunes outpointed Valentina Shevchenko by split decision in September at UFC 215, rebounding after a bout of sinusitis that scratched a headliner at UFC 213.

Pennington gets the ultimate opportunity on the strength of a four-fight winning streak capped by a dominant decision over ex-champ Miesha Tate in November 2016 at UFC 205. She previously was targeted for a bantamweight title shot against Nunes at UFC 219 but was sidelined in October after a vehicle accident.

After a few rounds in the media with Nunes, Cyborg also re-focused on her division, stepping up on short notice for a fight against Invicta FC bantamweight champ Yana Kunitskaya (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) next week at UFC 222. Cyborg recently told FloCombat.com she planned to revisit a superfight with Nunes and welcomed a meeting this summer at UFC 226.

The current lineup for UFC 224 includes:

Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington – for women’s bantamweight title
Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
Nick Hein vs. Davi Ramos
Ramazan Emeev vs. Alberto Mino
Junior Albini vs. Aleksei Oliynyk
Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson



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Re: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight set for UFC 224 *POLL*

Postby hippielove » Feb 25. 2018, 15:59

Nunes going to beat that @ss:fb
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Re: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight set for UFC 224 *POLL*

Postby Lukeo » Feb 26. 2018, 05:13

I can smell an upset.

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Re: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight set for UFC 224 *POLL*

Postby Hobonauts » Feb 26. 2018, 08:22

Even when Rocky is tough, she's gonna get mauled and get the TKO on her. The only one who can get that upset is Zingano. Again.
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Re: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight set for UFC 224 *POLL*

Postby affinity » Feb 26. 2018, 12:59

Raquel can improve and win that fight, but good trainers are rare and most camps have pretentious money seekers acting like they have all the right answers, so their fighters turn out average instead of refined.
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