Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the injured business last night (Saturday, May 12, 2018) for the UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, led by a barn burner of a women's bantamweight title bout Amanda Nunes destroyed Raquel Pennington to hold her 135-pound belt (recapitulated). Kelvin Gastelum also scored a big win over Ronaldo Souza to move into the 185-pound title mix.
Biggest Winner: Kelvin Gastelum
The former Ultimate Fighter winner really starts to make some noise He has won four out of five since he won big wins against Vitor Belfort, Michael Bisping and now "Jacare "won again. His victory over Souza was impressive given that he won a split decision in Ronaldo's home country, which many did not expect. While it seemed that Kelvin could have ended a very tired Souza, the most important thing in the end is victory. And with the victory comes the booty, because Kelvin should win on June 9 in Chicago, the winner of the upcoming title fight between champions Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero at UFC 225th
Runner-up: Mackenzie Dern
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From then on, Mackenzie did not waste time plunking down her downed enemy, and eventually she went into her specialty by harboring an airtight rear nude thriller to put an end to the fight. It was an impressive victory indeed, but she will have to do much more and lose her weight if she really wants to be UFC's next big star.
Biggest loser: Vitor Belfort
Just because a fighter is on the way out does not mean that he does not care about victory or loss. For The Phenom, going out about KO is not the way he would imagine his legendary career as a mixed martial arts (MMA). But it was indeed a case of deja vu for Belfort when he was hit in the face with a front kick, just as he was eliminated seven years ago against Anderson Silva – who happens to be Lyoto Machidas training partner. Belfort then made official that his career had actually come to an end.
Having lost four of his last five by KO, it was really the best option, as it was obvious that Vitor's best days were behind him. But it was a really special career from one of the best that ever made it. And he has done it for 22 long years. For his sake, I hope Vitor is not one of those fighters who just can not stay away – like this guy.
To complete the UFC 224, click "Nunes vs. Pennington" results, including the "Play-by-Play" updates, on here .