Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Bantamweight
Julia Avila
Avila
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9-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Women's Bantamweight

The tape

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

Full record

UD 5SD 3UD 3SUB 2UD 3
Form
SUB 3SUB 3
16
Wins
9
1
By KO
4
6
KO%
44
4
By Sub
2
25
SUB%
22
8
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
24
Bouts
12
68
Rounds
27
5 hours, 30 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 49 minutes

Current rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight

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UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
12

Raquel Pennington vs Julia Avila preview

When is Pennington vs Avila?

Raquel Pennington could potentially take on Julia Avila, in Summer 2024.

The fight would be contested over 3 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 Avila stats

Raquel Pennington would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Julia Avila would make her way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggest Avila would have a massive power advantage over Pennington, boosting at 44% knock out percentage over Pennington's 6%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pennington would have a slight advantage over Avila, with a 25% submission rate over Avila's 22%.

Raquel Pennington is the same age as Julia Avila, at 35 years old.

Avila has 2-inch reach advantage.

Pennington is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 1 month later than Avila, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She has fought 41 more professional rounds, 68 to Avila's 27.

Pennington vs Avila form

Raquel Pennington has beaten 5 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight, she beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 had beat Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round.

She had defeated 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.

Activity check

Pennington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Avila's last 2 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 months. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Pennington vs Avila?

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

Raquel Pennington vs Julia Avila news

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