Sunday, 21 October, 2018

UFC 224: Twitter reacts to Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

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Cassandra Gardner | 13 May, 2018, 14:18

Mackenzie Dern entered Saturday night's UFC 224 bout against Amanda Cooper griping about all the questions she has faced about her propensity to miss weight, which had happened twice previously in her six-bout MMA career.

She butchered Pennington with leg kicks before appearing to break her nose with a knee in the clinch. This earned the Brazilian a stoppage at the 2:36 mark of the final round. The prelim card is on FX starting at 6 p.m.

That ill-thought-out approach resulted in her being taken down and eating more strikes on her back. Nunes was taken down with less than 50 seconds left in the round.

A fired-up Nunes started the contest light on her feet and full of confidence, which she exuded throughout fight week. The bout was the first to serve as a UFC PPV headliner with two openly gay fighters. Pennington is engaged to UFC strawweight Tecia Torres, who used to train with Nunes in South Florida.

A dominant fourth round saw a freaky and absurd end as at the end of the round, Pennington returned to the corner and wanted out of the fight, due to a broken twisted nose. Nunes was consistently able to use her long reach and power advantage to do damage to her opponent.

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"I live in the US, but I'm from Brazil and I represent Brazil with the flag and my belt", Nunes told the crowd after her sixth straight win. I want to keep my belt. Now, we're friends. We're gonna have a beer in celebration, ' Nunes said.

Pennington finally rolled over with Nunes just pouring on the punishment as the canvas was painted red with blood until the referee saw enough to step into stop the carnage.

For five rounds, Nunes bloodied and battered Pennington with hard leg kicks and quick punches.

"The Lioness" spoke of her great respect for Pennington in her post-fight interview. A right hand followed by a left was there for Pennington. She paid for the failed takedown attempts, too, as Nunes made a habit of digging knees into the body and head after Pennington bailed on single leg shots.

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