Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington Slated For UFC 224

Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes‘ next title defense will officially take place in Brazil. Nunes who is currently riding a six-fight winning streak will try to defend the bantamweight belt for the first time in her home country.

According to, the Brazilian native has been booked by the UFC to fight Raquel Pennington at UFC 224. A former Ultimate Fighter contestant who previously retired Miesha Tate in November 2016. In addition to taking out a former UFC champion Pennington also consecutively dethroned Elizabeth Phillips, Bethe Correia, and Jéssica Andrade.

Nunes has been very active as of late. She has notable wins over Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Sara McMann, and Shayna Baszler. Nunes did however lose a contest to Cat Zingano back in 2014 at UFC 178, her only loss in the UFC.

UFC 224 will take place on May 12 at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio. The co-main event features a legendary bout between Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort. Plus, Ronaldo Souza is expected to square off against rising star Kelvin Gastelum in a middleweight challenge.

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