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UFC 224 ‘Nunes vs. Pennington’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC 224 coverage kicks off Saturday at 6:15 p.m. ET.
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UFC 224 ‘Nunes vs. Pennington’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC 224 coverage kicks off Saturday at 6:15 p.m. ET.
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Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington staredown video from UFC 224 media day

Big Nog in the house!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a special media day on Tuesday (March 20) to help promote the women’s bantamweight title fight between current division champion Amanda Nunes and top contender Raquel Pennington, who collide in the upcoming UFC 224 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nunes (15-4) hasn’t competed since Sept. of 2017 where she outpointed Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215. Prior to that, “Lioness” had an even better showing by knocking out former division titleholder Ronda Rousey in under two minutes.

Hear “Rowdy’s” take on that loss here.

As for Pennington (9-5), she fought her way up the 135-pound ladder by winning four in a row and hasn’t tasted defeat since dropping a close split-decision to another former champion, Holly Holm, way back in 2015.

The winner could be in line for this super fight.

To see who else is competing at the upcoming UFC 224 combat sports extravaganza, which also features the all-Brazilian co-main event between former champions Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida, click here.

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It’s Official: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington Bantamweight Title Fight at UFC 224

Despite Dana White all but confirming a super fight between Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg, that bout, for now, will have to wait after the Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced that Nunes will instead defend her bantamweight belt against No. 8 ranked Raquel Pennington.
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Raquel Pennington Injury Nixes Potential UFC 219 Title Bout Against Amanda Nunes

A proposed bantamweight title bout between Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington at UFC 219 won’t be happening — at least not until 2018.
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Raquel Pennington Won’t Be Challenging Amanda Nunes Anytime Soon

File this one under ‘Ouch, That Hurts’: Raquel Pennington was supposedly going to challenge Amanda Nunes for the female bantamweight belt, but the fight is off now because… she broke her leg. That sucks. It sucks because Pennington has clawed her way into a contender slot after a lot of hard-won fights, it sucks because […]

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Raquel Pennington Won’t Be Challenging Amanda Nunes Anytime Soon

File this one under ‘Ouch, That Hurts’: Raquel Pennington was supposedly going to challenge Amanda Nunes for the female bantamweight belt, but the fight is off now because… she broke her leg. That sucks. It sucks because Pennington has clawed her way into a contender slot after a lot of hard-won fights, it sucks because […]

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UFC fighters Tecia Torres, Raquel Pennington get engaged

There might be a pair of Penningtons making noise in two UFC divisions before long.

UFC fighters Tecia Torres and Raquel Pennington got engaged to be married Saturday, Torres announced on Instagram. The two, who have been dating since last year, recently bought a home together in Pennington’s home state of Colorado. Torres wrote posted a picture of Pennington down on one knee.

“Our love began unexpectedly,” Torres wrote. “It started as a crush and grew into an amazing love. In this moment you made my dreams for us come true. Everyday you show me a love so true and pure. I am blessed to wake up to you every morning and fall asleep in your arms at night. I can’t wait to become Mrs. Pennington.”

Pennington also posted a picture of the moment, ring in hand.

“Couldn’t be anymore complete,” Pennington wrote. “She said YES!!! And we had and amazing day with all our wonderful friends and family celebrating our new home.”

Torres, 27, is a top contender in the UFC women’s strawweight division, most recently defeating Bec Rawlings in February by unanimous decision. “Tiny Tornado” also earned her Master’s degree in criminology from Florida Atlantic University last week.

Pennington, 28, is on a four-fight winning streak, including a unanimous decision win over Miesha Tate at UFC 205 last November. “Rocky” could be nearing a title shot with another victory.

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Raquel Pennington doesn’t think Miesha Tate should retire on a loss

NEW YORK – Raquel Pennington talks to the media about her decision win over Miesha Tate at UFC 205, what’s next for her career, a possible fight with Ronda Rousey, and much more.

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Raquel Pennington doesn’t think Miesha Tate should retire on a loss

NEW YORK – Raquel Pennington talks to the media about her decision win over Miesha Tate at UFC 205, what’s next for her career, a possible fight with Ronda Rousey, and much more.

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