Nunes-Pennington Confirmed For UFC 224
While Cris Cyborg wants a fight with her at UFC 226, Amanda Nunes has her next opponent for UFC’s return to Rio.
Per a report from MMA Fighting, Nunes will defend her bantamweight crown against top contender, Raquel Pennington on May 12th at UFC 224.
Even though Cyborg wanted the July fight, and UFC President Dana White claimed the two would fight next, the UFC has put that idea on pause, as the UFC confirmed Thursday that the two would face-off
— UFC (@ufc) March 8, 2018
Pennington is riding a four fight win steak into the event, and looks to stop Nunes streak of six victories, including two title defenses against Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko.
Original Story: MMA Fighting