May 12 2018
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Bantamweight
15-4-0
KO 5
KO 5
9-5-0

Belts on The Line

Championship

The tape

35
Age
35
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm

Tape record

SUBUDUDKOKO
Form
UDUDSDUDKO
15
Wins
9
10
By KO
1
67
KO%
11
3
By SUB
3
20
SUB%
33
4
Loses
5
2
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012
19
Bouts
14
32
Rounds
35
1 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 49 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington report

Who won Nunes vs Pennington?

Amanda Nunes beat Raquel Pennington by knockout in the 5th round during the main event of UFC 224, on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Nunes vs Pennington stats

Amanda Nunes stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Raquel Pennington made her way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those win coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Amanda Nunes' UFC record stood at 16-2-0, while Raquel Pennington's came in at 13-5-0.

The stats suggested Nunes had a massive power advantage over Pennington, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Pennington's 11%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pennington had an advantage over Nunes, with a 33% submission rate over Nunes' 20%.

Amanda Nunes was the same age as Raquel Pennington, at 35 years old.

Nunes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pennington. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Nunes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made her debut in 2008, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Pennington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 6 less professional rounds, 62 to Pennington's 68.

Nunes vs Pennington form

Raquel Pennington had beaten 5 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this contest, she had won against Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Aspen Ladd at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round.

Before that, she was victorious against 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.

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.

Activity check

Nunes' last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 3 years, 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Pennington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Nunes vs Pennington?

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