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Current rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight
When is Pennington vs Silva?
Raquel Pennington will square off against Mayra Bueno Silva in the co-main event of UFC 297, on Saturday 20th January 2024 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest is for the vacant UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
Pennington vs Silva stats
Raquel Pennington steps 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.
Mayra Bueno Silva will make her way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Silva has a slight advantage in power over Pennington, with a 9% knock out percentage over Pennington's 7%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Silva will have a massive advantage over Pennington, boosting at 73% submission rate over Pennington's 27%.
Raquel Pennington is the older woman by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Pennington has a height advantage of 1 inch over Silva. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Pennington is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 3 years earlier than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She has fought 35 more professional rounds, 63 to Silva's 28.
Pennington vs Silva form
Raquel Pennington has beaten 5 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she 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.
Previous to that, 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.
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 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.
She had won against Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Mayra Bueno Silva has beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she defeated Holly Holm at UFC Fight Night – Holm vs. Bueno Silva on 15th July 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield on 18th February 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had beat Stephanie Egger at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had won against Yanan Wu at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had been beaten by Manon Fiorot at UFC Vegas 40 on 16th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Mayra Bueno Silva has been fighting more than Raquel Pennington.
Raquel Pennington last fought 10 months and 18 days ago, while Mayra Bueno Silva's last outing was 4 months and 17 days ago.
Pennington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 12 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Silva's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pennington vs Silva?
She is currently 1/2 (-200) to win the bout outright, while you can get 6/4 (+150) on Raquel Pennington if you fancy the small upset.
Pennington vs Silva US streams
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UFC 297 Tickets
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