Jan 14 2023
Saturday

in the United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Bantamweight
13-2-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 29-28
  • 28-29
SD 3
14-8-0

The tape

32
Age
35
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm

Tape record

SDUDUDUDKO
Form
UDSUBUDUDUD
13
Wins
14
2
By KO
1
15
KO%
7
4
By SUB
4
31
SUB%
29
2
Loses
8
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2012
15
Bouts
22
38
Rounds
60
2 hours, 55 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 50 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight

2
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
9

Ketlen Vieira vs Raquel Pennington report

Who won Vieira vs Pennington?

Raquel Pennington beat Ketlen Vieira by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov, on Saturday 14th January 2023 in the United States.

The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 29-28, 28-29 in favor of winner Raquel Pennington.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Vieira vs Pennington stats

Ketlen Vieira stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Raquel Pennington made her way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggested Vieira had a slight advantage in power over Pennington, with a 15% knock out percentage over Pennington's 7%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vieira had a slight advantage over Pennington, with a 31% submission rate over Pennington's 29%.

Ketlen Vieira was the younger woman by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Vieira had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pennington. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Vieira was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2014, 2 year and 6 months later than Pennington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 19 less professional rounds, 44 to Pennington's 63.

Vieira vs Pennington form

Ketlen Vieira had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had beat Holly Holm at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had beat Miesha Tate at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Yana Santos at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, she had won against Sijara Eubanks at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

She had beat Cat Zingano at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Raquel Pennington had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this 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, United States.

Previous to that, she had defeated Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, she had defeated Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

She had lost to Holly Holm at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Raquel Pennington had been fighting more than Ketlen Vieira.

Going to this contest, Ketlen Vieira had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 2 days ago, while Raquel Pennington's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 14 days ago.

Vieira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Pennington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Vieira vs Pennington?

Ketlen Vieira was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Raquel Pennington made her way into the ring at 21/20 (+100) with oddsmakers.

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