The UFC returns to the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington on Saturday. It’s a pay-per-view event, with a main card headlined by the title contest as Amanda Nunes defends her women’s bantamweight championship against Raquel Pennington.
Saturday’s main card gets underway at 10 p.m. ET, with UFC Fight Pass preliminaries beginning at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., FX will have four preliminary bouts as well.
In the co-feature, Ronaldo Souza will take on Kelvin Gastelum, who is coming off a knockout victory over Michael Bisping. Souza is coming off a knockout win of his own, over Derek Brunson, and both fighters are 3-1 over their last four, though Gastelum had his win over Vitor Belfort overturned due to a positive test for marijuana.
Nunes is 15-4 as a pro, with four finishes in her last six bouts, all wins. She won her title with a submission win over Miesha Tate in July 2016, and earned a TKO victory over Ronda Rousey in her first defense. She also won a split decision over Valentine Shevchenko in her last outing, and is looking for her fourth-consecutive title defense.
Pennington is 9-5, with wins in her last four bouts, all of which were decisions save for the September 2015 submission over Jéssica Andrade. She hasn’t fought since a decision win over Tate in November 2016.
Below, you can find all the streaming and viewing information you need as well as the full official UFC 224 fight card.
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How to watch UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: Prelims 1 at 6 p.m.; prelims 2 at 8 p.m.; main card at 10 p.m.
Location: Jeunessse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: FX, Pay-per-view
UFC 224 Full Fight Card
PPV Main Card (10 p.m.)
Women’s bantamweight: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington
Middleweight: Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Women’s strawweight: Mackenzie Dem vs. Amanda Cooper
Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
FX Preliminary Card (8 p.m.)
Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Heavyweight: Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Júnior Albini
Lightweight: Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
Fight Pass Preliminary Card (6 p.m.)
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight: Alberto MIna vs. Ramazan Emeev
Middleweight: Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic