Tape rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight
Who won Ladd vs Pennington?
Raquel Pennington beat Aspen Ladd by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 273, on Saturday 9th April 2022 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Raquel Pennington.
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).
Ladd vs Pennington stats
Aspen Ladd stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Raquel Pennington made her way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Ladd had a massive power advantage over Pennington, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Pennington's 8%.
Aspen Ladd was the younger woman by 6 years, at 27 years old.
Pennington had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ladd. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Ladd was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made her debut in 2015, 2 year and 11 months later than Pennington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 31 less professional rounds, 29 to Pennington's 60.
Ladd vs Pennington form
Raquel Pennington had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had beat Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round.
Previous to that, she had beat Pannie Kianzad at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, she had won against Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had been beaten by Holly Holm at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had lost to Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pepsi Center, Denver.
Ladd's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Pennington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.