The Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking to make a triumphant return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington on May 12. In the main event of the night, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is set to defend her title against challenger Raquel Pennington. Pennington is returning from a lengthy lay-off but defeated former champion Miesha Tate in her most recent outing. Nunes, meanwhile, is looking to defend her title for the third time after successful title defenses against Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko.
UFC 224 is loaded with Brazilian talent, with names like Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Mackenzie Dern and John Lineker all gracing the main card. Jacare faces fellow top middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event, while Dern makes her sophomore UFC appearance against Amanda Bobby Cooper.
Lineker is set to go toe-to-toe with Brian Kelleher, while Belfort and Machida will open up the pay-per-view in a battle of MMA legends.
All of the information you need to catch UFC 224 from the opening bout can be seen below.
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
Live Stream: Stream 1 (Early Prelims) | Stream 2 (FX Prelims) | Stream 3 (PPV)
How To Watch UFC 224 Online
The UFC 224 event will begin this Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:15 P.M. and can be watched online – without cable subscription – via UFC Fight Pass, UFC.TV, UFC.TV App, Sling TV, and Amazon. Here are your options in detail:
UFC Fight Pass
UFC 224 preliminary fights will begin at 6:15 P.M. and can be streamed via UFC Fight Pass. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options. It costs $9.99 a month, $8.99/month with a 6-month commitment, or $7.99/month with a 12 months commitment. You can start a 7-day free trial with any plan, and if you cancel before the trial ends, you will not be charged.
UFC 224 FX prelims begin at 8:00 P.M, you may stream the fights for free via Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial. Like UFC Fight Pass, if you cancel your subscription within seven days, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the Sling TV app for your computer, phone or mobile device to start streaming.
MMAStreams via Reddit
Your other option is to visit MMAStreams on Reddit to see if you can find a stream for this event.
UFC 224 Fight Card
|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 Preview