Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Bantamweight
16-8-0
11-5-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Women's Bantamweight

The tape

35
Age
34
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
67.3" / 171 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Full record

UD 5SD 3UD 3SUB 2UD 3
Form
UD 5SUB 2SUB 3SUB 2UD 3
16
Wins
11
1
By KO
3
6
KO%
27
4
By Sub
5
25
SUB%
45
8
Losses
5
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
24
Bouts
16
68
Rounds
37
5 hours, 30 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 45 minutes

Current rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight

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UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
5

Raquel Pennington vs Julianna Pena preview

When is Pennington vs Pena?

Raquel Pennington could potentially square off against Julianna Pena, in Summer 2024.

The fight would take place over 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 Pena 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.

Julianna Pena would make her way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Pena would have a large advantage in power over Pennington, boosting at 27% knock out percentage over Pennington's 6%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pena would have an advantage over Pennington, with a 45% submission rate over Pennington's 25%.

Raquel Pennington is the older woman by 1 year, at 35 years old.

Pennington has a height advantage of 1 inch over Pena. Despite this, Pena has 2-inch reach advantage.

Pennington is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 2 year and 9 months later than Pena, whose first professional fight was in 2009. She has fought 31 more professional rounds, 68 to Pena's 37.

Pennington vs Pena 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 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.

Going into that contest, she had beat 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 defeated Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision 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.

Julianna Pena has beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight, she Amanda Nunes at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, she had defeated Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round in their championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Island 4 on 3rd October 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, she had lost to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on FOX 23 on 28th January 2017 by submission in the 2nd round at Pepsi Center, Denver, United States.

She had beat Cat Zingano at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Raquel Pennington has been fighting more than Julianna Pena.

Raquel Pennington last fought 2 months and 23 days ago, while Julianna Pena's last outing was 1 year, 8 months and 13 days ago.

Pennington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Pena's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 20 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 Pena?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Pennington vs Pena 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 Julianna Pena news

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