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Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

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Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby bruins2012 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:51 pm

MAY 12, 2018 | Jeunesse Arena | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Main Card
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET


Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington
for women's bantamweight title

Kelvin Gastelum vs Ronaldo Souza
co-main event

Amanda Cooper vs Mackenzie Dern

Brian Kelleher vs John Lineker

Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida



Preliminary Card
FX, 8 p.m. ET


Cezar Ferreira vs Karl Roberson

Junior Albini vs Aleksei Oleinik

Nick Hein vs Davi Ramos

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Sean Strickland



Preliminary Card
UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET


Sultan Aliev vs Warlley Alves

Jack Hermansson vs Thales Leites

Ramazan Emeev vs Alberto Mina





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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby bruins2012 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:45 pm

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby 1098765432 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:52 pm

Wonder which bag they packed the strap on in
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby robdogj » Tue May 08, 2018 1:08 am

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby DeceptaCon » Tue May 08, 2018 1:41 am

This a PPV?
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby bruins2012 » Tue May 08, 2018 6:24 am

DeceptaCon wrote:This a PPV?
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9-6 and in a championship fight. :tup:
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby dipset52 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:10 am

Mackenzie dern like wtf is this?

If she was fighting nganouuu or Greg hardy I might consider ordering it.

But wtf. UFC cards are an embarrassment these days.
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby PBells » Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 am

bruins2012 wrote:
DeceptaCon wrote:This a PPV?
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9-6 and in a championship fight. :tup:


Beats Bethe Coreia by split decision in 2016 and gets a title shot now. :lol:
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby bruins2012 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:31 pm

PBells wrote:
bruins2012 wrote:
DeceptaCon wrote:This a PPV?
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9-6 and in a championship fight. :tup:


Beats Bethe Coreia by split decision in 2016 and gets a title shot now. :lol:



Bethe is an explosive athlete with tremendous athleticism.


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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby robdogj » Wed May 09, 2018 12:19 am

you just like her victory dance
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

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@this card
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby SpeakEasy » Wed May 09, 2018 1:45 am

Lot of flack for the horribly nicknamed Rocky Pennignton but I do hope she pulls off the upset.
She looked tremendous against Tate and I hope she's only improved her head moment and angles because Nunes loves to load up on shots way too much.
If Pennington mixes up a strong guard with efficient offensive pressure she may end up stopping nunes in the later rounds but of course nunes has unconditional power that isn't very much shared throughout the WBW even in strong strikers like Holm who is considered top 3 p4p female boxers of all time.
Jacare should destroy Gas but I think the Whitaker fight had everyone second guessing Souza except for hopefully jacare.
To me if GGG can be successful like he is at 36 with 35+ fights it's not unreasonable to hope/expect to see the best version of Jacare at this age.
And no I'm not saying he has GGG like striking it's just the timing and age similarities plus Souza used to be a high end grappler but I don't recall him competing in much jj the last few years.
Dern should easily get a clinch trip and transition into a kimura/keylock or arm triangle within the first 7-8 minutes of the fight.
Lienker to me is a perrineal contender who takes on all comers; he's almost like a BW Lawlerr but I do believe Hands of stone is more well rounded and I don't think Kellher matches John in any department but I could end up eating my words as a lot of strong jits practitioners have really started finding useful applications for otherwise seemingly improabale or downright impossible positions and submissions.
As for machida/belfort I've given my analysis in B league draft but basically I feel the only way machida wins is if belfort Liddell/Franklin's himself on a machida counter left.
I also really hope/expect Alves vs Sultan to steal the show, I think that fight will be fucking fireworks.
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby robdogj » Wed May 09, 2018 9:55 am

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby Mr Meow » Wed May 09, 2018 10:18 am

SpeakEasy wrote: I also really hope/expect Alves vs Sultan to steal the show, I think that fight will be fucking fireworks.


I agree. I think this fight and the Emeev vs Mina fight will both be good. Very underrated matchups. Aliev is rarely healthy but when he is he is incredibly difficult for anyone to deal with at 170. Especially with how large he is for the division. Plus he is easily p4p the hairiest man in the UFC currently. The man has back hair in regions of his body that only primates usually have.
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

Postby Darklord » Wed May 09, 2018 10:35 am

I have never felt like a title challenger has a 0% chance until now.
RIP Pennington :skull:
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