UFC Wants Nunes-Pennington At UFC 224
As Cris Cyborg is hoping for a UFC 226 matchup with Amanda Nunes, the UFC has other plans as they are looking for Nunes to defend her bantamweight title against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224.
Sources told MMA Junkie, that Nunes and Pennington will be set for a main event slot, and that one side already has agreed to the bout.
UFC 224 takes place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, and if agreed upon by both sides will be the third attempted defense of Nunes’ bantamweight title.
Pennington riding a four fight winning streak, and was originally scheduled to face Nunes at UFC 219, but was pulled due to a vehicle accident in October.
The current rumored lineup for UFC 224
Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington – for women’s bantamweight title
Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
Nick Hein vs. Davi Ramos
Ramazan Emeev vs. Alberto Mino
Junior Albini vs. Aleksei Oliynyk
Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson