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Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington: UFC 224 Preview and Prediction

Date & Time Saturday May 12, 2018, 11:55 PM (EDT)
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Nunes 1/6 Pennington 13/2
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The Women’s Bantamweight Champions, Amanda Nunes will headlines UFC 224 at her home event in Brazil. She will be defending her title against American fighter Raquel Pennington in what should be a great fight.

This is the third time that Amanda Nunes will be defending her title. The Brazilian is legendary and will enter the octagon with a record of 15 wins and 4 losses. This is the first time that Amanda Nunes is fighting in 2018 and it will be very interesting to see how she will perform after quite a long break. Having said that, Nunes is a tremendous fighter and if she can perform at the level we know she can, I expect her to retain the title at home.

On the other hand, Raquel Pennington will need to start well. She will be the villain in this fight since she is fighting the home favorite. If Raquel Pennington can silence the crowd early, she will have the chance to gain momentum but if she fails, this fight could be over quickly. Raquel Pennington enters this fight with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses. She is a very capable fighter but I don’t like her chances of beating Amanda Nunes in Brazil.    

All in all, I am going to predict that Amanda Nunes wins this fight. She is the better fighter and at home which should be enough for her to leave UFC 224 with her title. We are not getting an amazing price on Amanda Nunes winning but it is a safe bet and using it as a banker bet is a relatively good option.


Amanda Nunes

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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