UFC 224 Live Full Fight Card, Nunes vs Pennington Live stream, FC 224 Main Card, Primary card and Early card, Live Update, Pay-Per-View, What TV Channel, Odds, Fight time and more info.The UFC returns for their latest pay-per-view offering as UFC 224 takes place on Saturday from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Jeunesse Arena — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stream: UFC.TV or Amazon
Channel: PPV (check provider)
The main event features Amanda Nunes defending her UFC women’s bantamweight championship battling No. 2 ranked Raquel Pennington. In the co-main event, in middleweight action, No. 2 ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza takes on No. 5 ranked Kelvin Gastelum.
Nunes (15-4) comes in on a tear. She’s won six consecutive fights including wins over Miesha Tate and sending Ronda Rousey packing to the WWE.
This will be Pennington’s first bout in 18 months. After her career-defining win over Tate at UFC 205 in Nov. 2016, Pennington underwent a litany of surgeries to her right shoulder. She had verbally agreed to face Nunes at UFC 219 in December. But near the end of October, Pennington suffered a broken leg and a smashed-in calf in an ATV accident.
The champion has the advantage due to having a better-all around game and the fact she’s been active in making two more title defenses in Pennington’s absence. Pennington comes in with everything to gain and nothing to lose. She vows to go in there and just have fun and let the chips fall where they may.
The main event will see UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defend her title on home soil for the first time when she faces off with Raquel Pennington. The co-main is an important middleweight contender fight between Ronaldo Souza and Kelvin Gastelum.
Also featured on the main card is a matchup between Amanda Cooper and vaunted prospect Mackenzie Dern, who missed weight by seven pounds for the bout.The featured bout of the prelims will see Cezar Ferreira facing off with Karl Roberson.
This post will cover the preliminary card. The show will kick off with four bouts that will air on UFC Fight Pass. That begins at approximately 6pm ET/3pm PT. Then it moves over to FS1 for four fights starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The main card will be covered in a separate post.