Raquel Pennington biography, Career, Age, Family, Networth
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Raquel Pennington is a fighter with the UFC bantamweight and featherweight divisions. She is 35 years old. American professionally-trained mixed martial performer has been ranked as the No.5-ranked competitor in the bantamweight division.
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In her final bout, Pennington defeated Ketlen Vieira through a decision UFC Fight Night: Imavov Vs. Strickland.
@RockyPMMA Wow! What a weekend! Got the win big thank you to my opponent @ketlenvieiraufc It was a ho to take the octagon and share it. A huge thank you to my team, coaches and my wife, family friends, and all the fans from around the world.
Facts on Raquel Pennington
Profiling Raquel PenningtonA Quick Glance At Raquel Pennington
|Full Names||Raquel Pennington|
|Place of birth||Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.
|Date Of Birth||September 5, 1988|
|State of Origin||American|
|Rank and Records||Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 1
By submission 4
By decision 10
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 6
By submission 5
By decision 2
By decision 1
|Achievements||Won the Destiny MMA World/ Hawaiian Islands Bantamweight Championship.
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
Early Life and Career
Raquel Bennington was born the 5th of September on 1988 at Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.
Pennington’s passion for athletics began in her early years when she began to try her boxing and basketball and other sports. Then she started to train in MMA and competing in the amateur circuit between 2009 until 2011. In 2012, she was able to make her debut as a professional in a fight against Kim Couture and won the fight by a TKO.
Prior to signing with the UFC she fought at Invicta Fighting Championships between 2012 and 2013. She also fought for Destiny MMA: Na Koa 1.
Raquel Pennington’s Career in UFC
Raquel Pennington made her public debut on March 15th 14th, 2014, in UFC 171 against Jessica Andrade. Pennington lost the fight by decision.
In her second bout in the octagon, she beat Ashlee Evans-Smith via technically Submission (bulldog choke) on the 6th of December 2014 at UFC 181.
Raquel Pennington was defeated in her third UFC fight with Holly Holm at UFC 184 on February 28, 2015.
In her second fight, she took on Jessica Andrade, Pennington submitted the Brazilian by the rear-naked choke. The fight took place during UFC 191 on September 5 in 2015.
Raquel Pennington was the winner of every fight she fought in the year 2016r. She beat Bethe Corriea Elizabeth Phillips, and Miesha Tate, all by decision.
Pennington Pennington fought Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie in 2018, but lost both fights. Nunes defeated her via TKO before Randamie beat her via unanimous decision.
In 2019, “Rocky” only fought one time, in a fight against Irene Aldana at UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards on July 20 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. She took the fight by decision.
Pennington was then matched against Holly Holm a second time on the 18th of January, 2020 in UFC 246. Holm took the win via unanimity.
Pennington was matched against Marion Reneau in her next fight on June 20th 20, 2020. She took the fight with a unanimous decision. In her next three fights she beat Pannie Kianzad Macy Chiasson, and Aspen Ladd.
In the very inaugural UFC Fight Night of 2023, Pennington defeated Ketlen Vieira through a decision.
Raquel Pennington Record
|Win||15-8||Ketlen Vieira||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Imavov vs. Strickland||January 14, 2023||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14-8||Aspen Ladd||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 273||April 9, 2022||3||5:00||Jacksonville, Florida, United States||Return to Bantamweight.|
|Win||13-8||Macy Chiasson||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus||December 18, 2021||2||3:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Featherweight debut. Chiasson did not reach weight (148.5 lbs).|
|Win||12-8||Pannie Kianzad||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Smith Vs. Spann||September 18, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11-8||Marion Reneau||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov||June 20, 2020||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10-8||Holly Holm||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 246||January 18, 2020||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10-7||Irene Aldana||Decision (split)||UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards||July 20, 2019||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Loss||9-7||Germaine de Randamie||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez||November 10, 2018||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States||Catchweight (138 lbs) bout Pennington fell short of weight.|
|Loss||9-6||Amanda Nunes||TKO (punches)||UFC 224||May 12, 2018||5||2:36||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||For the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||9-5||Miesha Tate||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 205||November 12, 2016||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||8-5||Elizabeth Phillips||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 202||August 20, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7-5||Bethe Correia||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Teixeira against. Evans||April 16, 2016||3||5:00||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||6-5||Jessica Andrade||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 191||September 5, 2015||2||4:58||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||5-5||Holly Holm||Decision (split)||UFC 184||February 28, 2015||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||5-4||Ashlee Evans-Smith||Technical Submission (bulldog choke)||UFC 181||December 6, 2014||1||4:59||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||4-4||Jessica Andrade||Decision (split)||UFC 171||March 15, 2014||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||4-3||Roxanne Modafferi||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey against. Team Tate Finale||November 30, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||3-3||Leslie Smith||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC: Esparza vs. Hyatt||January 5, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||3-2||Cat Zingano||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC: Penne vs. Sugiyama||October 6, 2012||2||3:32||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||3-1||Raquel Pa’aluhi||Submission (guillotine choke)||Destiny MMA: Na Koa 1||September 8, 2012||1||3:52||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||Won the Destiny MMA World / Hawaiian Islands Bantamweight Championship. |
|Win||2-1||Sarah Moras||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC Baszler Vs. McMann||July 28, 2012||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||1-1||Tori Adams||Decision (unanimous)||RMBB/TB: A Champion’s Quest||June 22, 2012||3||5:00||Sheridan, Colorado, United States|
|Win||1-0||Kim Couture||The TKO (knees in the direction of your body)||MFP: Vengeance||March 13, 2012||2||2:25||Casper, Wyoming, United States|
Raquel Pennington’s Most Popular Fights
Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington
Raquel Pennington took on Amanda Nunes at UFC 224 to win the UFC bantamweight title on May 12 in 2018. The fight was held at Rio de Janeiro, brazil.
Amanda Nunes successfully defended her title by beating Pennington by TKO.
FAQs on Raquel Pennington
Q2. What is the number of losses Raquel Pennington have suffered in the UFC?
Raquel Pennington has been knocked out five times in the UFC in the first five fights.
Q2. What was the number of fights Raquel Pennington fought in the UFC?
Raquel Pennington has been 15 bouts at the UFC.
Q3. Which is Raquel Pennington’s current ranking within the UFC?
Raquel Pennington has been ranked as in the No.5-ranked competitor for the UFC women’s bantamweight division.