Amanda Nunes to battle Raquel Pennington at UFC224


There's been plenty of talk lately about Cris "Cyborg" fighting Amanda Nunes, but it looks like that can't happen, until the latter gets past Raquel Pennington.

"I just think her and Nunes is the fight that needs to happen", UFC president Dana White said at the UFC 222 post-fight press conference before mentioning he thought it could've potentially taken place at UFC 224. After a string of victories, Nunes was awarded a bantamweight title fight against Miesha Tate on July 6, 2016 at UFC 200. She has also beaten Elizabeth Phillips, Bethe Correia and Jessica Andrade during the streak. Nunes is now rising a six-fight win streak against absurd competition, beating Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, and Valentina Shevchenko twice.

Her opponent, Raquel Pennington is on a very impressive four fight win streak and most definitely deserves her shot. She's a beast. The fight to make is her and Nunes.

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In October of 2017 Pennington suffered a severe leg injury in an ATV accident during a hunting trip, putting a planned December fight against Nunes on hold.

Her most recent fight came back in November of 2016 at UFC 205 when she picked up a win over former women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate. Nunes wants the fight, she wants the fight, I want the fight, I'm sure the fans want to see it, too. However, Cyborg expressed when asked about that possibility that it was just too soon. The bout, which was previously reported by MMAjunkie, is set to headline the UFC 224 pay-per-view May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, with prelims airing on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.