Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Penne vs Ricci?
Tabatha Ricci beat Jessica Penne by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Penne vs Ricci stats
Jessica Penne stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Tabatha Ricci made her way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Penne and Ricci have similar power, both with a 14% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Penne had a large advantage over Ricci, boasting at 57% submission rate over Ricci's 29%.
Jessica Penne was the older woman by 12 years, at 40 years old.
Penne had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ricci.
Penne was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made her debut in 2006, 7 years earlier than Ricci, whose first professional fight was in 2013. She had fought 21 more professional rounds, 47 to Ricci's 26.
Penne vs Ricci form
Tabatha Ricci had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Polyana Viana at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Maria Oliveira at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Manon Fiorot at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Before that, she had beat Vanessa Marie Grimes at LFA 98 on 29th January 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
She had defeated Kelsey Arnesen at LFA 90 on 4th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Penne's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Ricci's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 3 months, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Penne vs Ricci?
Jessica Penne was a 49/20 (+250) underdog going into the contest, while Tabatha Ricci made her way into the ring at 8/25 (-310) with oddsmakers.