Saturday, May 12, 2018
UFC 224: Nunes vs Pennington Results
UFC 224 took place from Brazil on May 12th. In the night's Main Event, Amanda Nunes retained her Bantamweight Title with an impressive calculated victory over challenger Raquel Pennington. Nunes fought a smart fight, aggressive when needed and less so at times when it was the smart move. Pennington was tough and showed she deserved to be there, but Nunes was just able to land the better more frequent strikes and added in some well-timed takedowns as well before stopping it in the final round. In earlier women's action, Mackenzie Dern, who came under heavy criticism for missing weight by in excess of seven pounds, made quick work of Amanda Cooper. After a short exchange of punches, Dern, who was noticeably bigger, dropped Cooper and almost had her out, Dern got on top of her, secured mount and then her back and got the rear naked choke halfway through round one. Here are all your results and our Of The Nigh Awards.
1. Middleweight: Markus Perez (10-1) defeated James Bochnovic (8-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:28 of Round 1.
2. Welterweight: Ramazan Emeev (17-3) defeated Alberto Mina (13-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Emeev.
3. Middleweight: Jack Hermansson (17-4) defeated Thales Leites (27-9) via TKO at 2:10 of Round 3.
4. Welterweight: Warlley Alves (13-2) defeated Sultan Aliev (14-3) via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2.
5. Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (19-5) defeated Sean Strickland (19-3) via KO at 3:12 of Round 1.
6. Lightweight: Davi Ramos (8-2) defeated Nick Hein (14-3, 1NC) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:15 of Round 1.
7. Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (53-11-1) defeated Junior Albini (14-4) via Tapout (Ezekiel Choke) at 1:45 of Round 1.
8. Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira (14-6) defeated Karl Roberson (6-1) via Technical Submission (Arm Triangle) at 4:45 of Round 1.
9. Middleweight: Lyoto Machida (24-8) defeated Vitor Belfort (26-14, 1NC) via KO at 1:00 of Round 2.
10. Bantamweight: John Lineker (31-8) defeated Brian Kelleher (19-9) via KO at 3:43 of Round 3.
11. Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern (7-0) defeated Amanda Cooper (4-4) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:27 of Round 1.
12. Middleweight: Kelvin Gastelum (16-3, 1NC) defeated Renaldo Souza (25-6) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Souza.
13. Bantamweight Title: Amanda Nunes (16-4) defeated Raquel Pennington (9-7) via TKO at 2:36 of Round 5.
Submission of the Night: Aleksei Oleinik
Knockout of the Night: Lyoto Machida
Fight of the Night: Kelvin Gastelum vs Renaldo Souza