As I predicted Nunes defended her title successfully and gotten her hands raised! She is a tough champion and not easy to win against. I will mention again her fight with Ronda where no one was expecting her to defeat Ronda but Nunes was victorious. Pennington had nothing much to offer against Nunes though the fight went to distance till the 5th round where Nunes knocked out Pennington. Nunes attacked her from different angles with hard damaging blows. Kicking Pennington with leg kicks, it made it hard for Pennington to bring power in her punches. Nunes is champion for a reason and I am sure that she will reign for quite some time, I mean I don’t see any fighter defeating her soon.
Belfort vs. Machida:
It seems with the passage of time Belfort is no longer a vigilant and aggressive fighter anymore. He was not in the fighting zone at all and was playing defensive. I must say that it was the cleanest knockout I have ever seen. Machida touched Belfort’s jaw with high kick and it was game over. Awesome knockout victory for Machida.
The fight went to distance and to my amazement Gastelum won the fight. No doubt that Gastelum’s foot work and excellent boxing skills paid him off big time. It was one of the best victories and Gastelum added another victim to his list. Awesome fight guys, it’s a must watch. There was a time when Jacare landed a couple of good punches but Kelvin did not give him much room and defended the take downs in an awesome manner.
UFC 224 will take place on 12th May, 2018 at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It features Bantamweight Title fight between Nunes and Pennington
The Brazilian Fighters are known to have prominent success in UFC fights (MMA) and Nunes the Bantamweight champion is a great example of that aspect. Brazil has given birth to many brilliant Mixed Martial artists.
Keep in mind that Nunes is the first woman UFC champion from Brazil holding the Bantamweight championship belt. She will be defending the belt for the third time against Pennington who is the number one contender in the bantamweight division.
The other highlight for Brazilians and UFC fans is the fight between Jacare Souza (Jiu Jitsu Champion) & Kelvin Gastelum . Jacare is an excellent submission artist but Kelvin is not short of punching power and technique.
I can’t wait to see the fights go live and my prediction is that Amanda Nunes will successfully defend the title once again. I remember how Nunes finished Ronda, I said wow!
Second prediction is that Jacare will have victory over Kelvin…!
Check the Fight Card for UFC 224 below: Click on image to enlarge
The other fight which I am really looking forward to is between Belfort vs Machida, both fighters are skilled and the fight can go any direction.
I remember that Belfort was the only fighter to have had submission grip on Jon Jones and Belfort is famous for his excellent kicking power.
Not to forget that Machida is an Excellent Karate artist with unique foot work and movement & he is not at all easy to attack on as his moves are not predictable.
My prediction about this fight is that Belfort will win over Machida as I personally think that Belfort is more aggressive and can fight standing and on ground.
It will be fun guys and I can’t wait to see the PPV UFC 224 event.