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UFC 224 Schedule And Preview

by Daniel Gerbick on Monday, May 7th, 2018

ufc 224 nunez penningtonUFC 224 takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday and its five-fight main card will feature several interesting bouts that will be televised on pay-per-view, including the main event, the women’s bantamweight title fight between Brazilian Amanda “The Lioness” Nunez and American Raquel Pennington. For Nunez, the fight stands as the first in her native country since 2015 and the first time she gets to defend her title on Brazilian soil.

 

 

 

UFC 224 in Brazil – Schedule of Fights

 

Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida

Division: Middleweight

Records: Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC)
Lyoto Machida (23-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC)

Past five: Belfort 2-2 (one no-contest)
Machida 2-3

Rankings: Machida No. 13

Odds:
Machida -265
Belfort +225

 

Brian Kelleher vs. John Lineker

Division: Bantamweight

Records:
Brian Kelleher (19-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
John Lineker (30-8 MMA, 11-3 UFC)

Past five: Kelleher 4-1
Lineker 4-1

Rankings: Lineker No. 8

Odds:
Lineker -240
Kelleher +200

 

Amanda Cooper vs. Mackenzie Dern

Division: Women’s strawweight

Records:
Amanda Cooper (3-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC)
Mackenzie Dern (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Past five:
Cooper 2-3,
Dern 5-0

Rankings: None

Odds:
Dern -230
Cooper +190

 

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ronaldo Souza

Division: Middleweight

Records:
Kelvin Gastelum (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC)
Ronaldo Souza (25-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC)

Past five:
Gastelum 3-1 (one no-contest),
Souza 3-2

Rankings: Souza No. 5, Gastelum No. 8

Odds :
Souza -140
Gastelum +125

 

Main Event: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

Division: Women’s bantamweight

Records:
Amanda Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC),
Raquel Pennington (9-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC)

Past five:
Nunes 5-0
Pennington 4-1

Rankings:
Nunes No. 1
Pennington No. 4

Odds:
Nunes -660
Pennington +480

 

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