A women’s bantamweight championship fight is set to headline UFC 224. Titleholder Amanda Nunes will face Raquel Pennington on May 12, in Brazil.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fight on social media.
— UFC (@ufc) March 8, 2018
Nunes (15-4) is riding a six fight win streak. The Brazilian holds a 8-1 UFC record, and won the strap against Miesha Tate at UFC 200. Since then, she has defended the belt twice, viciously putting a halt on Ronda Rousey’s return at UFC 207, before edging Valentina Shevchenko over five rounds at UFC 215.
Pennington (9-5) is on a win streak of her own, coming away with her hand raised in her last four bouts. Since signing for the UFC, “Rocky” has defeated names such as Roxanne Modafferi, Jessica Andrade, and most recently, Miesha Tate.
UFC 224 takes place live from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, May 24.
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