Who reigns supreme?
Next Saturday, Amanda Nunes defends her UFC female bantamweight title for a third time when she faces Raquel Pennington in the main event of UFC 224. The card takes place from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Jeunesse Arena.
Along with Nunes vs. Pennington, top middleweight contenders Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Kelvin Gastelum are set as the co-main event, with Mackenzie Dern returning to face Amanda Cooper.
John Lineker takes on Brian Kelleher at bantamweight and former champions Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida also square off.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Raquel Pennington
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX/8 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oliynik vs. Junior Albini
Lightweight: Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight: Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
Belfort KOs Rockhold
Back in 2013, Vitor Belfort stepped inside the Octagon to take on rising star Luke Rockhold in Brazil. Less than three minutes later, the former UFC champion had another highlight-reel finish.
Belfort landed a spinning heel-kick on the future UFC champion, finishing the fight as part of a three-fight win streak that earned him a shot at then-titleholder Chris Weidman.
Next weekend, Belfort returns to action, taking on Lyoto Machida at UFC 224.