Amanda Nunes Shatters Raquel Pennington’s Face In 7 Places at UFC 224

Amanda Nunes Shatters Raquel Pennington’s Face In 7 Places at UFC 224

One of the most talked about incidents from UFC 224 came in the main card Women’s Bantamweight Title fight between Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington.

After a considerably one-sided affair, Pennington told her staff at the round 4 finishing bell that she was done and couldn’t continue, however, her cornerman sent her back out, still bleeding from a badly broken nose to receive another Nunes pummelling before the fight was eventually waved off. The final round must have been torture for the 29-year-old United States national.

To be forced out against one’s will is never going to yield positive results as was demonstrated here.

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A low kick in the opening round was a defining moment, in the fight. The strike really stung Pennington who was unable to move freely for the remainder of the fight. She did, however, fight on valiantly despite copping a series of trademark knees as part of the brutal beating.

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Pennington was the number two challenger to Nunes’ bantamweight crown, however, put up little fight as the Brazilian champ looked in control from go to woe.

A savage knee in the fourth round looked to be the end of Pennington, blood streaming out of her face as a result.

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At the round break, a broken-spirited Pennington is heard to say “I’m done, I’m done. I’m done, yes. I want to be done.” Her cornerman, however, tried to rally the American saying,
“No, no, no, no…Come on, girl. I know it hurts, but let’s power through this. Let’s believe.
“Change your mindset, just throw everything you’ve got. We’ll recover later.”

Sent out to a fifth round, looking out of sorts and still bleeding, Pennington was never in the fifth round. Nunes eventually rear-mounted her and clouted her into submission.

A pool of blood had run out of her face which it was reported was fractured in seven places.

See the brutal end to the fight below: