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Regardless of little promotion by the UFC, there is, in fact, a pay-per-view card on Saturday, May 12. UFC 224 occurs in Brazil and features a world title fight as its centerpiece, no less.
In front of exactly what will no doubt be a rowdy and enthusiastic Brazilian crowd, UFC bantamweight champion and native Brazilian Amanda Nunes safeguards her belt against Raquel Pennington. This will be the champ’s very first title defense because her close success over Valentina Shevchenko last year, and it will be Pennington’s first-ever title chance. This is Pennington’s first fight because beating previous champion Miesha Tate at UFC 205 in 2016. Will Nunes defend her belt for the 3rd time? Or will the underdog Pennington manage what would be thought about a substantial upset?
The co-headliner is a likely title remover at middleweight, where Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will face Kelvin Gastelum. Both fighters enter this contest with genuine claims to a middleweight title shot. Jacare has actually only lost two times since joining the UFC in 2013. The Brazilian is coming off an emphatic first-round knockout of Derek Brunson. Gastelum appears to have actually discovered a home contending at 185 pounds. The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner is coming off a first-round knockout last year of previous middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
The rest of Saturday’s card functions fighters well known to Brazilian fans, consisting of Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and John Lineker, to name a few, in addition to the 2nd UFC bout for extremely related to possibility Mackenzie Dern.
The UFC Fight Pass preliminary card starts at 6:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, followed by the remainder of the initial card on FX at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m. ET.