UFC 224 Results: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington Headlines, Plus Vitor Belfort's Final UFC Fight

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Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight
Amanda Nunes def. #2 Raquel Pennington by TKO via strikes (2:36, R5) to retain the title

#5 Kelvin Gastelum def. #2 Ronaldo Souza by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Mackenzie Dern def. Amanda Cooper by submission via rear naked choke (2:27, R1)

#6 John Lineker def. Brian Kelleher by KO via punch (3:43, R3)

#12 Lyoto Machida def. #9 Vitor Belfort by KO via front kick (1:00, R2)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., FX)

Cezar Ferreira def. Karl Roberson by submission via arm triangle choke (4:45, R1)

#10 Aleksei Oleinik def. #14 Junior Albini by submission via ezekial choke (1:45, R1)

Davi Ramos def. Nick Hein by submission via rear naked choke (4:15, R1)

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Sean Strickland by KO via strikes (3:12, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Warlley Alves def. Sultan Aliev by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Jack Hermansson def. Thales Leites by TKO via strikes (2:10, R3)

Ramazan Emeev def. Alberto Mina by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Markus Perez def. James Bochnovic by submission via rear naked choke (4:28, R1)


Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic

Round One: The round begins with Bochnovic attacking Perez with a series of strikes before getting him near the cage wall, Perez scores a takedown on Bochnovic and he gets back control. Bochnovic scrambles to his feet and Perez gets him against the cage wall, Bochnovic spins Perez against the cage wall while exchanging knee strikes. Perez scores another takedown on Bochnovic and he gets back control, Bochnovic scrambles and Perez still gets the half guard. Bochnovic eats a few strikes while trapping Perez in his full guard, Perez scrambles to get side control on Bochnovic. Perez regains the back control position against Bochnovic, Perez attacks Bochnovic with some ground and pound. Perez locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Markus Perez def. James Bochnovic by submission via rear naked choke (4:28, R1)

Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev

Round One: The round begins with Emeev attacking Mina with some leg kicks, Emeev cracks Mina with an overhand right. Emeev then catches a swinging Mina with a kick to the midsection, Mina responds with a few kicks of his own on Emeev. Emeev cracks a swinging Mina with a counter right hook, Emeev scores a takedown on Mina and Mina gets back up. Emeev then gets a standing Mina against the cage wall, Emeev scores another takedown on Mina and Mina gets right back up. Emeev starts peppering Mina with a few jabs, Mina comes forward and he attacks Emeev with a kick. Mina scores a takedown on Emeev and he attempts a knee bar, Emeev escapes the attempt and he gets top position against Mina. Mina rolls for a leg lock again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Emeev

Round Two: The round begins with Mina nailing Emeev with a few leg kicks, Emeev gets Mina against the cage wall after swinging away at him. Emeev drags Mina to the ground and Mina gets right back up, Emeev gets Mina back against the cage wall after landing a leg kick. The fighters separate and Mina swings away at Emeev, Mina goes for a spinning back elbow strike and Emeev scores a takedown on him. Mina continues looking for leg locks as Emeev attacks him with strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Emeev (Overall Score: 20-18 for Emeev)

Round Three: The round begins with Emeev attacking Mina with some leg kicks, Emeev then attacks Mina with an overhand right. Emeev cracks an incoming Mina with a short right, Mina comes forward and he takes a few swings at Emeev. Emeev cracks a stationary Mina with another overhand right, Emeev grabs Mina and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Emeev swings away at Mina, Mina occasionally attacks Emeev with some kicks. Mina stuns a moving Emeev with a straight left, Mina goes for a rolling kick and Emeev cracks him with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Emeev (Final Score: 30-27 for Emeev)

Official Result: Ramazan Emeev def. Alberto Mina by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson

Round One: The round begins with Hermansson attacking Leites with a few leg kicks, Hermansson comes forward and swings away at Leites. Hermansson backs up Leites with more kicks before landing a right, Leites grabs Hermansson and he gets him against the cage wall. Leites drags Hermansson to the ground and he gets him in the seated position, Hermansson gets up and he scores a takedown of his own against Leites. Leites wall walks to his feet and Hermansson holds him against the cage wall, Hermansson scores another takedown on Leites and he gets the full guard. Leites gets back to his feet and he gets Hermansson against the cage wall again, Hermansson scores another takedown on Leites and he gets the full guard. Hermansson swings away at Leites as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hermansson

Round Two: The round begins with Leites catching Hermansson with an overhand right, Leites scores a takedown on Hermansson and he gets the half guard. Leites transitions to the full mount against Hermansson, Leites goes for the arm triangle choke and Hermansson escapes after a long struggle. Leites transitions to the half guard position against Hermansson, Leites gains the north/south position against Hermansson. Leites then gains the full mount against Hermansson as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Leites (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Hermansson attempting a flying knee strike against Leites, Hermansson drops for a guillotine choke and Leites escapes. Leites goes for a d’arce choke on Hermansson, Leites transitions to a guillotine choke and Hermansson escapes to get top position. Hermansson transitions to the full mount against Leites, Hermansson gets back control on leites and he lands a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jack Hermansson def. Thales Leites by TKO via strikes (2:10, R3)

Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev

Round One: The round begins with Aliev attacking Alves with a few lefts, Alves backs up Aliev with a few kicks. Alves follows that up by catching Aliev with a right followed by more kicks, Alves then hits Aliev with a pair of kicks to the midsection. Aliev grabs Alves and he holds him against the cage wall, Alves spins Aliev into the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. Alves also nails Aliev with some lefts while holding him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Aliev responds and he catches Alves with a short left, Aliev recovers and he nails Aliev with a looping right. Aliev then cracks an incoming Alves with a two punch combination, Aliev gets Alves against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round Two: The round begins with Alves charging forward and swinging away at Aliev, Alves comes forward and Aliev gets him against the cage wall. Alves spins Aliev into the cage wall while exchanging some strikes, Alves starts attacking Aliev with some knee strikes. The fighters go back and forth while battling for position along the cage wall, Aliev scores a takedown and Alves gets right back up. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Alves kicking Aliev in the midsection. Alves cracks Aliev with kicks and a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alves (Overall Score: 20-18 for Alves)

In between rounds, the doctor stops a fight due to the swelling around the eye of Sultan Aliev.

Official Result: Warlley Alves def. Sultan Aliev by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Strickland with leg kicks, Strickland eats a right after popping Dos Santos with a jab. Strickland keeps Dos Santos at bay by throwing some jabs, Dos Santos tries attacking Strickland with some high kicks. Strickland catches a kicking Dos Santos with a two punch combination, Dos Santos looks for a takedown and Strickland pops him with more punches. Strickland pops a backing Dos Santos with a right, Dos Santos drops Strickland with a spinning wheel kick and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Sean Strickland by KO via strikes (3:12, R1)

Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein

Round One: The round begins with Ramos attacking Hein with a few kicks, the two fighters take a few wild swings at each other. Hein drops a kicking Ramos with a counter left hook, Hein allows Ramos to stand up after kicking away at his legs. Ramos then backs up Hein with a high kick attempt, Ramos follows that up by landing a punching combination against Hein. Ramos scores a takedown on Hein and he gets the half guard, Ramos attacks Hein with some ground and pound. Ramos transitions to back control against Hein, Hein stands up and Ramos gets him back to the ground while maintaining back control. Ramos locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Davi Ramos def. Nick Hein by submission via rear naked choke (4:15, R1)

#10 Aleksei Oleinik vs. #14 Junior Albini

Round One: The round begins with Oleinik popping Albini with a few jabs, Oleinik grabs Albini and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Oleinik eats a left while landing leg kicks, Oleinik eats a knee strike as he tried getting Albini against the cage wall. Oleinik pulls guard and he drags Albini to the ground, Oleinik catches Albini in the ezekial choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #10 Aleksei Oleinik def. #14 Junior Albini by submission via ezekial choke (1:45, R1)

Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson

Round One: The round begins with Ferreira attacking Roberson with a front kick, Ferreira grabs a swinging Roberson and he gets him against the cage wall. Ferreira scores a takedown on Roberson and he gets side control, Ferreira transitions to the half guard against Roberson. Roberson eventually traps Ferreira in his full guard, Roberson wall walks back to his feet and Ferreira drags him back to the ground. Ferreira gains the half guard while nailing Roberson with a few strikes, Ferreira would then gain the full mount against Roberson. Ferreira starts attacking Roberson with ground and pound, Ferreira catches Roberson in an arm triangle choke and he goes out cold.

Official Result: Cezar Ferreira def. Karl Roberson by submission via arm triangle choke (4:45, R1)

#9 Vitor Belfort vs. #12 Lyoto Machida

Round One: The round begins with Machida attacking Belfort with a front kick, Machida also starts nailing Belfort with leg kicks. Belfort backs up Machida by attempting a two punch combination, Machida barely catches Belfort with a high kick. Machida then catches Belfort with a kick to the midsection, Machida attacks Belfort with a variety of kicks. Belfort charges at Machida and he swings away against him, Machida kicks away at Belfort as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Machida

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Machida also attacks Belfort with some kicks. Machida destroys Belfort with a front kick to the face and Belfort goes out cold.

Official Result: #12 Lyoto Machida def. #9 Vitor Belfort by KO via front kick (1:00, R2)

#6 John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher

Round One: The round begins with Kelleher attacking Lineker with some leg kicks, Lineker backs up Kelleher with a two punch combination. Lineker attacks Kelleher with some leg kicks of his own, Lineker catches a swinging Kelleher with a right to the midsection. Kelleher rocks a swinging Lineker with a counter strike of his own, Kelleher then hits Lineker with an uppercut. Lineker drops Kelleher with a left hook and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes, Lineker settles in top position against Kelleher. Kelleher wall walks to his feet and the fighters separate, Kelleher connects with a spinning back fist against Lineker. Lineker continues coming forward and swinging away at Kelleher, Kelleher backs up Lineker with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Lineker gets Kelleher against the cage wall while throwing punches, Lineker swings away at Kelleher as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lineker

Round Two: The round begins with Lineker taking a few swings against Kelleher, Lineker cracks Kelleher with a left hook. Kelleher attacks a swinging Lineker with a few kicks, Kelleher catches a wildly swinging Lineker with a two punch combination. Kelleher looks for a takedown before attacking Lineker with a knee strike, Kelleher attacks Lineker with some leg kicks as well. Lineker gets Kelleher against the cage wall while landing punching combinations, Kelleher tries attacking Lineker with a high kick and Lineker blocks it. Lineker continues charging at Kelleher and throwing punching combinations at him, Kelleher tries keeping Lineker at bay by throwing jabs. Lineker backs up Kelleher by landing more punching combinations, Lineker swings at Kelleher as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lineker (Overall Score: 20-18 for Lineker)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Kelleher scores a takedown on Lineker catches him in a guillotine choke. Kelleher escapes the choke and he maintains top position, Lineker scrambles to his feet and Kelleher holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Lineker swings away at Kelleher, Kelleher catches Lineker with a few kicks followed by a right. Kelleher starts peppering Lineker with a bunch of jabs, Lineker charges forward and he swings away at Kelleher. Lineker rocks Kelleher with a multiple punch combination to the head, Lineker levels Kelleher with a left and Kelleher goes out cold.

Official Result: #6 John Lineker def. Brian Kelleher by KO via punch (3:43, R3)

Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper

Round One: The round begins with Cooper catching Dern with a short left, Dern then hits Cooper with an overhand right. The fighters have a few striking exchanges, Cooper then catches a swinging Dern with a counter right. The fighters also exchange a few rights to the face, Cooper also starts attacking Dern with some leg kicks. Dern drops Cooper with a right and she gets full mount before landing more strikes, Dern transitions to back control and locks in the rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Mackenzie Dern def. Amanda Cooper by submission via rear naked choke (2:27, R1)

#2 Ronaldo Souza vs. #5 Kelvin Gastelum

Round One: The round begins with Souza going for the takedown and Gastelum lands a knee strike, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. Souza attacks Gastelum with a series of strikes while in the clinch, Souza goes for a takedown and Gastelum nails him with strikes. Souza pulls guard and he sweeps Gastelum to get top position, Souza transitions to side control against Gastelum. Souza would then gain fill mount and then half guard against Gastelum, Souza regains the full mount position against Gastelum. Souza starts attacking Gastelum with ground and pound, Souza rolls for the arm bar and Gastelum stacks him until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Souza

Round Two: The round begins with Souza catching a swinging Gastelum with a counter right, Gastelum starts swinging away at Souza while avoiding takedowns. Souza backs up Gastelum with a right followed by a few kicks, Souza grabs Gastelum and he briefly gets him against the cage wall. Souza goes for a takedown before nailing Gastelum with a multiple punch combination, Gastelum catches a swinging Souza with a left to the midsection. Gastelum drops Souza with a punching combination and he pounces on him with strikes, Gastelum allows Souza to stand back up after a short time. Souza nails Gastelum with a few kicks followed by a right, Gastelum continues popping Souza with lefts. Souza responds by nailing Gastelum with a two punch combination, Gastelum eats a left after attacking Souza with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gastelum (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Gastelum cracking Souza with a left before eating a right, Souza starts hunting for the takedowns against Gastelum. Souza eats a few jabs before nailing Gastelum with a right, Souza continues nailing Gastelum with rights. Souza goes for the clinch before attacking Gastelum with a head kick attempt, Souza scores a takedown and Gastelum gets right up. Gastelum comes forward and he attacks Souza with a series of lefts, Gastelum backs up Souza after landing a two punch combination. Souza continues attacking Gastelum with kicks, Gastelum avoids a kick from Souza before landing another left. Souza gets Gastelum against the cage wall after a striking exchange between the two, Gastelum nails Souza with a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Souza (Final Score: 29-28 for Souza)

Official Result: #5 Kelvin Gastelum def. #2 Ronaldo Souza by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight: Amanda Nunes (c) vs. #2 Raquel Pennington

Round One: The round begins with Nunes briefly dropping Pennington with a leg kick, the fighters also take a few swings at each other. Nunes briefly drops Pennington a second time with another leg kick, Pennington catches a swinging Nunes with a counter right. Nunes stuns a backing Pennington with a few rights, Nunes continues to just swing away against Pennington. Pennington charges at Nunes while throwing a few strikes, Pennington then grabs Nunes and she connects with a knee strike. Nunes continues attacking Pennington with a variety of kicks, Pennington charges forward and she pops Nunes with a right. Pennington catches a swinging Nunes with a counter left hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Round Two: The round begins with Pennington attacking Nunes with some leg kicks, Nunes starts attacking Pennington with striking combinations. Nunes catches Pennington with some front kicks to the midsection, Nunes also goes back to attacking Pennington with leg kicks. Pennington grabs Nunes and she briefly gets her against the cage wall, Pennington cracks a swinging Nunes with a pair of rights. Nunes grabs Pennington with eating a series of uppercuts, Pennington goes for a takedown and Nunes nails her with a knee strike. Nunes then hits Pennington with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Pennington scores a takedown on Nunes after eating some knee strikes. Nunes gets right back up with Pennington holding onto her, Pennington scores another takedown on Nunes and she gets side control. Pennington attacks Nunes with a few strikes before allowing her to get up, the two swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Overall Score: 20-18 for Nunes)

Round Three: The round begins with Nunes attacking Pennington with some leg kicks, Nunes cracks a swinging Pennington with a two punch combination. Pennington backs up Nunes with a few rights of her own, Nunes scores a takedown on Pennington and she gets the half guard. Pennington gets Nunes in her full guard after eating a few strikes, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Pennington eating a knee strike as she gets Nunes against the cage wall, the fighters separate and they swing away at each other. Pennington comes forward and she catches Nunes with a right, Pennington gets Nunes against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Nunes nails Pennington with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Overall Score: 30-27 for Nunes)

Round Four: The round begins with Pennington cracking a swinging Nunes with a right, Nunes starts attacking Pennington with leg kicks. Nunes goes back to just swinging away against Pennington, Pennington catches Nunes with a multiple punch combination. Nunes recovers and she cracks Pennington with a right, Nunes grabs Pennington and she attacks her with knee strikes. Nunes scores a takedown on Pennington and she gets the open guard, Pennington scrambles to her feet and Nunes nails her with knee strikes. Pennington backs up Nunes by nailing her with a short right, Pennington gets Nunes against the cage wall. Nunes gets free to attack Pennington with more knee strikes, Nunes keeps Pennington against the cage wall while swinging away at her. Nunes nails Pennington with a few more knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Overall Score: 40-36 for Nunes)

Round Five: The round begins with Pennington popping Nunes with a right, Nunes comes forward and she swings away at Pennington. Nunes gets Pennington against the cage wall and she swings away at her some more, Nunes scores a takedown on Pennington and she gets the open guard. Pennington is quick to trap Nunes in her full guard while eating a few strikes, Nunes attacks Pennington with ground and pound while gaining back control. Nunes attacks Pennington with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Amanda Nunes def. #2 Raquel Pennington by TKO via strikes (2:36, R5) to retain the title

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