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 5 of UFC 224 Embedded, the Brazilians on the card shine for the cameras, as Vitor Belfort, John Lineker, Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza and Amanda Nunes do photos and interviews. Strawweight Mackenzie Dern trains at the gym of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. At official open workouts, middleweight Kelvin Gastelum impresses the crowd by speaking Portuguese, and the crowd impresses title challenger Raquel Pennington by not booing her. 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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