UFC 224 is set to go down tonight (Sat., May 12, 2018) from inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and it airs live on pay-per-view (PPV). The event will headline by a women’s Bantamweight title bout between current division champion Amanda Nunes will square off against ranked no-2 contender Raquel Pennington. Meanwhile, the co-main event features a middleweight Kelvin Gastelum will face another Brazilian veteran, Ronaldo Souza aka Jacare.
Plus Vitor Belfort will step into the Octagon for the final time to battle against former Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida in a Middleweight bout.
Brazilian submission specialist Mackenzie dern who missed weight by whopping seven pounds for a scheduled bout against Amanda Cooper at yesterday’s weigh-in and will forfeit 20-percent of a purse to Cooper. The fight will play at catchweight.
The event will begin with Fight Pass “Prelims” under card fights at 6:15 p.m. ET and then FX- airs “Prelims” bouts at 8 p.m. ET with the Pay-Per-View (PPV) portion kicking off at 10 p.m. ET.
Check out the UFC 224 fight card and results below:
Main Event (Pay-Per-View At 10 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes Def. Raquel Pennington via fifth-round TKO (2:36)
185 lbs.: Kelvin Gastelum Def. Ronaldo Souza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern Def. Amanda Cooper via submission (RNC) (1, 2:27)
135 lbs.: John Lineker Def. Brian Kelleher via KO (punch) (Round 3, 3:43)
185 lbs.: Lyoto Machida Def. Vitor Belfort via second-round KO (1:00)
“Prelims” (On FX At 8 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira Def. Karl Roberson via technical submission (arm triangle choke) (R1, 4:45)
265 lbs.: Aleksei Oliynyk Def. Junior Albini via submission (Ezekiel choke) (R1, 1:45)
155 lbs.: Davi Ramos Def. Nick Hein via submission (RNC) (1st, 4:15)
170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Def. Sean Strickland via KO (wheel kick and punches) at 3:12 of Round One
“Prelims” (On Fight Pass At 6:15 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Warlley Alves Def. Sultan Aliev via second-round TKO (doctor’s stoppage, 5:00)
185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson Def. Thales Leites via third-round TKO (2:10)
170 lbs.: Ramazan Emeev Def. Alberto Mina via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
185 lbs.: Markus Perez Def. James Bochnovic via submission (RNC) (1st, 4:28)