UFC 224 Fight Card: Schedule, Date, Time & Must-See Details

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday, May 12 with UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the main event, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defends her title for a third time when she faces challenger Raquel Pennington. Nunes enters the bout on a six-fight winning streak, which includes three Performance of the Night performances in her last five outings. Pennington has not fought since Nov. 2016 which was a win over former champion Miesha Tate, but she is on a four-fight winning streak.

The UFC 224 main card also features plenty of local talent, with middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza slotted in the main event alongside former TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum. Jiu-jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern will make her sophomore appearance in the UFC when she faces Amanda Cooper, while a thrilling middleweight scrap between Brazilian mixed martial arts legends Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida will open up the pay-per-view card.

The preliminary card features names like Cezar Ferreira, Oleksiy Oliynyk, Warlley Alves and Thales Leites.

Below is all of the information you will need to catch the event from the opening bout.


UFC 224: Fight Time & Viewing Details

Event: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FX, Pay-per-view


UFC 224 Fight Card

Main Card
Weight class
Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Raquel Pennington  for the women’s bantamweight title
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
Bantamweight John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Middleweight Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
Preliminary Card (FX)
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
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev

UFC 224 Betting Odds

Odds are currently favoring the champion in a big way, with Nunes set at -470, according to 5Dimes. Pennington, meanwhile, sits at +375.

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