The UFC is hoping to book a bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington for the UFC 224 event on May 12, the news was first reported by UFC.com’s Damon Martin.
Nunes (15-4) is the reigning champion, she won the belt in the main event of the prestigious UFC 200 event back in July 2016 after submitting Miesha Tate in the very first round. She will now look to make the third successful defense of her title after brutalizing Ronda Rousey and then earning a decision over Valentina Shevchenko.
Pennington (9-5) is on an impressive four-fight win streak having earnt herself decision victories over Miesha Tate, Bethe Correia and Elizabeth Phillips, as well as a second-round submission of Jessica Andrade. The 29-year-old has been away from competition for over a year due to injuries.
UFC 224 takes place on May 12 from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event will be aired live on pay-per-view.