RIO DE JANEIRO – 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.
UFC 224 media-day face-offs were held today and you can watch the video replay above. Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) vs. Lyoto Machida (23-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC) will start the PPV card and this will be Vitors last fight but like he stated he’s not retiring. Vitor showed up very fashionable just wearing a bathrobe.
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).
UFC 224 Fight Card:
(10 PM ET, PPV)
Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ronaldo Souza
Amanda Cooper vs. Mackenzie Dern
John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
Preliminary Card #2
(8 PM ET, FX)
Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Junior Albini vs. Alexey Oleynik
Nick Hein vs. Davi Ramos
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
Preliminary Card #1
(6 PM ET, UFC Fight Pass)
Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Jack Hermansson vs. Thales Leites
Ramazan Emeev vs. Alberto Mina
James Bochnovic vs. Markus Perez