We have made it to fight day. After a lot of build up to this women’s bantamweight showdown, UFC 224 is here featuring champion Amanda Nunes looking to defend her title for the third consecutive time when she faces off with Raquel Pennington in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday night.

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Nunes (15-4) is riding a six-fight winning streak into this latest title defense with only two of those fights going the distance. If she keeps this run going, she may be considered one of the greatest women’s fighters of all time. The current women’s bantamweight champion owns wins over some of the biggest names in the sport including Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko.

But Pennington (9-5) will not be an easy pushover. Though she hasn’t fought in over a year because of a scary leg injury, Pennington will be just as dangerous when she steps in the cage with someone she considers a friend.

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UFC 224 card/results

Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Raquel Pennington — Women’s bantamweight title
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Jacare Souza — Middleweight
Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper — Women’s strawweight
John Lineker def. Brian Kelleher via third-round KO (punch)
Lyoto Machida def. Vitor Belfort via second-round KO (Front kick)
Cezar Ferreira def. Karl Roberson via first-round submission (Arm triangle)
Aleksei Oleinik def. Junior Albini via first-round submission (Ezekiel choke)
Davi Ramos def. Nick Hein via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Sean Strickland via first-round TKO (punches)

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