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Who won Holm vs Pennington?
Holly Holm beat Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 246, on Saturday 18th January 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Holly Holm.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Holm vs Pennington stats
Holly Holm stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Raquel Pennington made her way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Holm had a massive power advantage over Pennington, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Pennington's 10%.
Holly Holm was the older woman by 6 years, at 39 years old.
Holm had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pennington. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Holm was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made her debut in 2011, 11 months earlier than Pennington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 10 more professional rounds, 62 to Pennington's 52.
Holm vs Pennington form
Holm had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Raquel Pennington at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Amanda Nunes at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Megan Anderson at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, she had lost to Cris Cyborg at UFC 219 on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had beat Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night 111 on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Holm's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 3 months, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Pennington's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 12 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.