UFC 224 Results: Amanda Nunes, Kelvin Gastelum Claim Victories

UFC 224 Results: Amanda Nunes, Kelvin Gastelum Claim Victories

Amanda Nunes utilized some nasty low kicks to batter the legs of her opponent early and often throughout the course of their championship bout. The time of the stoppage was 2:36 of the fifth round.

In the cage after the fight, Pennington's significant other Tecia Torres joined her in the cage, while Nunes' in Nina Ansaroff did as well. Yet, for some odd reason, they sent her back out only to be finished just moments later by way of technical knockout.

As the round moved forward, Nunes continued to land those kicks with Pennington's leg turning different multiple shades of purple and red as a result.

"She went to the hospital". It might be a bad injury. It's important that a fighter loses with dignity, and I think Raquel lost with dignity.

Gastelum said: "I expected to win, but I wanted to finish the fight and guarantee the title shot. Unfortunately, tonight he failed".

A fired-up Nunes started the contest light on her feet and full of confidence, which she exuded throughout fight week.

And the former victor of The Ultimate Fighter said the time was right for him to be given the next shot at UFC championship gold.

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. "I am always motivated for every fight and I promise you I will be motivated for this one, too". "This is the first time", Nunes said. "Now I don't know if I will get it, but hopefully I will". She used to train with us. It was hard to me. "It was the most hard fight in my career to fight this girl". Now, we're friends. We're gonna have a beer in celebration, ' Nunes said.

According to Fightmetric, Nunes outlanded Pennington in total strikes 152-79. While there, she urged them to throw in the towel.

McKenzie Dern lived up to her reputation with a slick first-round submission win over Amanda Cooper after knocking her down with a powerful overhand right.

Nunes had Pennington in retreat during the opening rounds, battering her lead leg to set up her boxing combinations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 12: Amanda Nunes of Brazil submit Raquel Pennington of the United States in their women's bantamweight bout during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.