UFC 224 takes place Saturday May 12, 2018 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.
The UFC returns to Brazil this weekend and the promotion is rolling out its online series “Embedded.”
In the main event, Amanda Nunes (15-4) defends her title for the first time in her home country as she faces Raquel Pennington (9-6) who’s coming into this fight with a four-fight win streak. In the co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) takes on Ronaldo Souza (25-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC).
Also on the card we will see Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) take on Lyoto Machida (23-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC) and Mackenzie Dern(6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on Amanda Cooper (3-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC).
Official UFC YouTube description:
On Episode 3 of UFC 224 Embedded, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes makes the most of her downtime with a trip to the mall. Middleweight Kelvin Gastelum takes in the sight of Saturday night’s battleground. In the host hotel’s training rooms, middleweight Jacare Souza and strawweight Amanda Cooper stay sharp. Middleweight legend Vitor Belfort arrives in Brazil for his postponed retirement fight, and strawweight Mackenzie Dern finally lands after missing a scheduled flight. UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.
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