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Raquel Pennington vs Irene Aldana preview
When is Pennington vs Aldana II?
Raquel Pennington could potentially take on Irene Aldana, in Saturday 25th March 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Pennington vs Aldana II stats
Raquel Pennington would step into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Irene Aldana would make her way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Aldana would have a massive power advantage over Pennington, boosting at 57% knock out percentage over Pennington's 7%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pennington would have a slight advantage over Aldana, with a 27% submission rate over Aldana's 21%.
Raquel Pennington is the same age as Irene Aldana, at 34 years old.
Aldana has a height advantage of 2 inches over Pennington. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Pennington is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 7 months earlier than Aldana, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She has fought 18 more professional rounds, 63 to Aldana's 45.
Pennington vs Aldana II form
Raquel Pennington has beaten 5 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round.
Before that, she had won 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 beat Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Aldana has beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In her last fight, she defeated Macy Chiasson at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Holly Holm at UFC Fight Island 4 on 3rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, she had won against Vanessa Melo at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
She had defeated Bethe Correia at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In terms of recent activity, Raquel Pennington has been fighting more than Irene Aldana.
Raquel Pennington last fought 2 months and 8 days ago, while Irene Aldana's last outing was 6 months and 12 days ago.
Pennington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Aldana's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pennington vs Aldana II?
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