Pennington, 29, last fought at UFC 205 in November 2016, decisioning Miesha Tate. She has a four fight win streak in her back pocket and will have a height and reach advantage over the champion.
— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) March 6, 2018
Nunes has won six consecutive fights coming into this contest, including a split-decision victory over Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215 in September 2017. The 29-year-old is considered by president Dana White to be featherweight champion Cris Cyborg’s next opponent, if she can get past Pennington.
— Luanna Alzuguir (@luannaalzuguir) February 28, 2018
UFC 224 is scheduled for May 12 at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Other bouts include:
Vitor Belfort (26-13-0) vs. Lyoto Machida (23-8-0)
Ronaldo Souza (25-5-0) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-0)
Davi Ramos (7-2-0) vs. Nick Heinz (14-2-0)
Alberto Mina (13-0-0) vs. Ramazan Emeev (16-3-0)
Alexey Oleynik (55-11-1) vs. Junior Albini (14-3-0)
Cezar Ferreira (12-6-0) vs. Karl Roberson (6-0-0)
Thales Leites (27-8-0) vs. Jack Hermansson (16-4-0)
Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0) vs. Glover Teixeira (27-6-0)