UFC 224: Amanda Nunes Punishes Raquel Pennington, Lyoto Machida KOs Vitor Belfort
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from UFC 224, which took place in Rio de Janeiro.
In the main event, bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes out struck Raquel Pennington for over twenty minutes, until the fight was stopped in round five. After round four, Pennington was heard telling her corner that she was done – she appeared to break her nose in the round. But, after her coaches told her to go for broke in round five, Nunes proceeded to finish the fight with a flurry of punches.
The card also featured what’s expected to be the final fight of Vitor Belfort’s career, who was viciously KO’d by a Lyoto Machida kick to the jaw.
Amanda Nunes def. Raquel Pennington via TKO (punches) R5, 2:36
Kelvin Gastelum def. Ronaldo Souza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mackenzie Dern def. Amanda Cooper via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:27
John Lineker def. Brian Kelleher via KO (punch) R3, 3:43
Lyoto Machida def. Vitor Belfort via KO (kick) R2, 1:00
Cezar Ferreira def. Karl Roberson via technical submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 4:45
Aleksei Oleinik def. Junior Albini via submission (ezekiel choke) R1, 1:45
Davi Ramos def. Nick Hein via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:15
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Sean Strickland via KO (wheel kick and punches) R1, 3:12
Warlley Alves def. Sultan Aliev via TKO (corner stoppage) R2, 5:00
Jack Hermansson def. Thales Leites via TKO (punches) R3, 2:10
Ramazan Emeev def. Alberto Mina via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Markus Perez def. James Bochnovic via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:28