3 fights added to UFC Denver card. The Iron Lady is back vs Pennington

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On Saturday, November 10, the UFC returns to Colorada and will be headlined by Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung. Also on the card, we will see the return of The Iron Lady, Germaine de Randamie. The UFC reported the news that de Randamie is (finally) back after an extended hiatus that dates back to … Read more3 fights added to UFC Denver card. The Iron Lady is back vs Pennington

If these reported UFC 224 PPV numbers are correct, it is pretty bad.

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There is nothing confirmed about the PPV buys for UFC 224, which was headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington. However, TerezOwens.com has reported that the numbers are bad. If they are correct, it was REALLY bad. “Reports coming in that UFC 224 is going to be the lowest selling PPV for the ufc in … Read moreIf these reported UFC 224 PPV numbers are correct, it is pretty bad.

UFC 224: The Thrill and The Agony – Sneak Peek Video

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UFC 224 The Thrill and The Agony has a touching moment with Vitor Belfort.

The UFC does a fantastic job of producing high-quality behind the scenes videos from their events. UFC 224’s The Thrill and The Agony is another great example. They take you inside the cage, into the corners and backstage with the unprecedented footage. In order to see the entire video, you need to be a member of Fight Pass but we’ll bring you the sneak peek right here.

There’s a scene in this that is tremendously touching. Vitor Belfort walks to the back and greets some friends and his friend and Cezar Ferreira comes over and hugs him. Vitor asks him how he did and if Cezar won his fight. Cezar says he did and Vitor congratulates him. At that point, Cezar begins to cry.  It’s a really touching moment. It’s why these videos are so amazing.

The full-length version of the video is available via Fight Pass. It’s well worth checking out if you’re a member. Fight Pass is worth the price if nothing else than for their incredible library of fights from WEC, KOTC, Strikeforce, Pride and more.

You can revisit UFC 224 and see the winners and losers, right here.

If you missed UFC 224. Raquel Pennington’s corner disregarded her pleas.

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Let me preface this by saying, I absolutely hate what transpired at UFC 224 between Raquel Pennington and her corner. Pennington is as tough as nails, but when she says that she’s “Done”. She’s done! Between the fourth and fifth rounds, Pennington told her corner, ‘No mas’, and they disregarded her plea.

Her main corner is a wrestler named Jason Kutz. While his credentials as a wrestler and wrestling coach are outstanding, his decision making in MMA leaves something to be desired.

Your job as a cornerman is to guide your fighter and protect them. Kutz failed Pennington and even if she comes out and says it’s okay, it really isn’t.

MMA fans disagree on everything, but last night there seemed to be a harmonious agreement. Fighters, fans, and MMA media all were of the opinion that Kutz did a disservice to his fighter.

As a result, Pennington went out in the fifth round a broken fighter. To add insult to injury, Amanda Nunes targeted the already broken nose the Pennington had sustained and rearranged her face. Blood was everywhere and it looked like a massacre.

Pennington was defeated in the fourth and she knew it. She let her corner know it and they went Mario Yamasaki on her. They wanted her to be a warrior. Instead, they have drawn the ire of the MMA community.

UFC 224 Event Results: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

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Get your complete UFC 224 Event Results right here. UFC 224 is in the books. There were tremendous amounts of action tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and we saw a ton of good fights. We’re happy to provide the UFC 224 Event Results, right here. In the main event, Amanda Nunes faced off with … Read moreUFC 224 Event Results: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 6: Faceoffs and Weight Cutting

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 6

The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 6 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, we see the fighters on the main card faceoff and pose for photos. We see the fighters doing everything they can to sweat off those last remaining pounds prior to weighing in. Mackenzie Dern misses weight by an incredible 7 pounds.

Amanda Nunes takes a walk down memory lane with a former coach and some pictures. Get ready, it’s almost time to step into the cage.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 6 of UFC 224 Embedded, Ultimate Media Day brings out the fighters’ inner fashionistas, as they don apparel ranging from nice dresses to short shorts to bathrobes. Opponents sound off and face off: Strawweights Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Cooper; former champions Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort; middleweights Jacare Souza and Kelvin Gastelum; and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Raquel Pennington.

Afterward, Nunes reunites with a former coach, who brings photos from her early career. Then all attention turns to the weight cut as Cooper, Souza and Pennington sweat out their final pounds.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 5: Interviews and photo shoots.

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 5

The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 5 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, the Brazilian fighters take center stage doing photo shoots and interviews with media ahead of the fight card. Mackenzie Dern gets in a workout at Big Nog’s gym and Kelvin Gastelum dazzles at his open workout.

Kevin Casey, Lyoto Machida’s training partner, and former UFC fighter blesses us with some freestyle rapping. They are traveling in a van, as he raps along to the beat on his phone. He’s pretty talented.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 5 of UFC 224 Embedded, the Brazilians on the card shine for the cameras, as Vitor Belfort, John Lineker, Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza and Amanda Nunes do photos and interviews. Strawweight Mackenzie Dern trains at the gym of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. At official open workouts, middleweight Kelvin Gastelum impresses the crowd by speaking Portuguese, and the crowd impresses title challenger Raquel Pennington by not booing her.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 4 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, the fighters are ramping up their final training sessions and beginning their final weight cuts for the fights Saturday night. Lyoto Machida works out in Brazil, looking … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 3 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this e[pisode we see what the fighters do with the very small amount of downtime they have during fight week. Amanda Nunes spends some time at the mall, while … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?

UFC 224 Embedded Ep 1. Jacare, Gastelum, Dern, Nunes, Pennington

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The UFC welcomes us on another journey into the lives of fighters prepping for their fight week. Of course, the main and co-main events of UFC 224 are featured, but so is a segment on Mackenzie Dern. I think it’s really telling of the UFC’s attempt at trying to make another star in the women’s division. With the departure of Ronda Rousey; Mackenzie has the look, credentials, and undefeated record that they seem to want to make a star out of.

The main event of UFC 224 is Raquel Pennington vs Amanda Nunes and the co-main is Jacare Souza vs Kelvin Gastelum. The fight that has been most overlooked on the main card will be a legends battle between Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida. Hopefully, those guys make an appearance in episode 2 of Embedded.

From the UFC YouTube Channel:

“On Episode 1 of UFC 224 Embedded, strawweight Mackenzie Dern reflects on a lifetime spent in jiu-jitsu, and middleweight Kelvin Gastelum wraps his camp with a sparring day.

Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes gets a massage at home, then packs alongside her girlfriend, strawweight Nina Ansaroff. Middleweight Jacare Souza readies for his first UFC fight in Rio. Bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington spends her Sunday getting ready for the trip with her fiancee, strawweight Tecia Torres.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 218 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.”

Like Ricky Bobby, Nunes and Pennington don’t know what to do with hands

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One of the funniest scenes in Talladega Nights was when Ricky Bobby was getting interviewed and had no idea what to do with his hands. Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington squared off for the first time today and both literally re-enacted the famous movie scene.

These face-offs are just a formality, but they are created to generate hype for a fight. Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo did an entire tour doing this and every staredown was intense. However, Nunes and Pennington awkwardly stood there, unsure of what to do next. So, they embraced and smiled instead of mean mugging.

To top it off, each other’s girlfriend got on stage for pictures. There was so much love in the air, you’d think they were promoting ANYTHING but a face-punching contest.

If you’re not first, you’re last you should hug your opponent.

Finally set in stone. Amanda Nunes will fight Raquel Pennington for bw title

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Rumors had been circulating and theories have been out there, but today the UFC made it official and set in stone. Amanda Nunes will defend her UFC bantamweight title against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224 in Brazil. According to Thomas Gerbasi at UFC.com, “Following consecutive wins over Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko that … Read moreFinally set in stone. Amanda Nunes will fight Raquel Pennington for bw title

Raquel Pennington has shootout with Orlando City’s goalie Joe Bendik

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Raquel Pennington visits MLS team Orlando City and faces off with goalie Joe Bendik

UFC contender Raquel Pennington will face Amanda Nunes at UFC 224 for the Bantamweight title but before that, she was in Orlando facing Joe Bendik in a shootout. Joe is the goalie for the MLS team Orlando City and he was one of the players who met Raquel in advance of the UFC’s Orlando event this weekend.

Goalie coach Tim Mulqueen asked Raquel to apply a rear naked choke to him, and she happily obliged. It appeared everyone had a great time.

Orlando City will kick off their MLS season on March 3rd in a game against DC United. Last year Orlando City finished a disappointing 10th in the Eastern Conference. They are hoping to rebound this season.

Raquel is there to corner Tecia Torres in her fight with Jessica Andrade. The fight will take place Saturday night at UFC on FOX 28. The card for the event can be seen here.  That fight serves as the co-main event for the event. In the feature bout, Jeremy Stephens will meet Josh Emmett in a Featherweight clash.

Raquel enjoys playing soccer in her spare time to help keep in shape. I won’t tell you how her shootout with Joe Bendik goes, as you can see for yourself in the video below.

Amanda Nunes looks to be defending against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224

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According to multiple reports, Nunes will defend her Bantamweight title against Pennington In a report first published by Combate, sources indicate that UFC 224 will be headlined by a Bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington. The event is set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May. Thoughts were that the … Read moreAmanda Nunes looks to be defending against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224

Raquel Pennington suffers a broken leg, postponing title fight with Nunes

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Raquel Pennington was in an auto accident in Colorado, injuring the leg. It seems as if the UFC had been planning to have Amanda Nunes defend her title against Raquel Pennington at UFC 219. Though contracts had not been signed, verbal agreements were reached by all parties involved. Unfortunately, an ATV accident and leg injury … Read moreRaquel Pennington suffers a broken leg, postponing title fight with Nunes