Keys to Victory! Who will win Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington UFC 224 main event fight tonight

Reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will look to secure her third-straight title defense later tonight (Sat., May 12, 2018) at UFC 224 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when she takes on gritty veteran Raquel Pennington.

It will be Pennington’s first Octagon action since defeating Miesha Tate back at UFC 205. Her previous scheduled title fight with Nunes was cancelled after “Rocky” suffered a leg injury during a car accident, so this matchup has been a long time coming.

In order to prepare ourselves for the main event clash later this evening in Brazil, we take a closer look at what both Nunes and Pennington need to do to leave UFC 224 victorious.

Amanda Nunes

1. Land early…

Nunes is one of the most complete fighters in women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) today, but she’s at her most dangerous in the beginning rounds. She likes to come out fast, hard, aggressive, and quickly put her opponents back on their toes.

In the past, Nunes has utilized her quick action gameplan to disrupt the likes of Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Sara McMann, and Germaine de Randmie, which are all matchups that resulted in first-round finishes for the Brazilian.

At UFC 224, against a challenger who hasn’t fought in 18 months,

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