Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Bantamweight
16-8-0
15-7-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Women's Bantamweight

The tape

35
Age
36
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
67.3" / 171 cm
Reach
68.5" / 174 cm

Full record

UD 5SD 3UD 3SUB 2UD 3
Form
UD 3UD 5KO 3KO 1UD 5
16
Wins
15
1
By KO
8
6
KO%
53
4
By Sub
3
25
SUB%
20
8
Losses
7
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
24
Bouts
22
68
Rounds
53
5 hours, 30 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 54 minutes

Current rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight

-
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
2

Raquel Pennington vs Irene Aldana preview

When is Pennington vs Aldana II?

Raquel Pennington could potentially take on Irene Aldana, in Late 2024.

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 16 wins, 8 losses 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 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Aldana would have a massive power advantage over Pennington, boasting a 53% knock out percentage over Pennington's 6%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pennington would have a slight advantage over Aldana, with a 25% submission rate over Aldana's 20%.

Raquel Pennington is the younger woman by 1 year, at 35 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 2 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 7 months earlier than Aldana, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She has fought 15 more professional rounds, 68 to Aldana's 53.

Pennington vs Aldana II form

Raquel Pennington has beaten 5 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight, she won against Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Previous to that, she had beaten 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, she was victorious against Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round.

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.

Aldana has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In her last fight, she defeated Karol Rosa at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 289 on 10th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their championship fight at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Macy Chiasson at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, she was victorious against Yana Santos at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Raquel Pennington has been fighting more than Irene Aldana.

Raquel Pennington last fought 5 months ago, while Irene Aldana's last outing was 6 months and 4 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 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Aldana's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Pennington vs Aldana II?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Pennington vs Aldana II yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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