Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington official for UFC 224

It seems that after all we will be left with the desire to see the fight between the champion of bantamweight Amanda Nunes and champion featherweight Cris Cyborg.

It was announced yesterday officially by the UFC that Nunes will be defending his title against Raquel Pennington in the UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on may 12.

This fight had been rumored in recent weeks, however, it was thought that would not happen given the statements of Dana White, where I gave as an option, a fight between Nunes and Cyborg.

While there has been a great change in the weight division rooster of women with the loss of stars such as Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, Pennington has emerged from the vacuum as a serious threat to the title. Pennington has won four fights in a row, the most recent was in the UFC 212 on Tate who served as a fighting withdrawal to the veteran. Pennington brings a record of 9-5 currently.

Nunes, for his part, returns to his country of origin. The product of the American Top Team has won six fights in a row, including a victory by split decision over Valentina Shevchenko in his second title defense at UFC 213.

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