Raquel Pennington Outlasts Marion Reneau at UFC on ESPN 11

Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau kept it rolling.  The two fighters met in a women’s bantamweight bout on Saturday night (June 20, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 11 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX. It was a decent fight as in the early g…

Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau kept it rolling.  The two fighters met in a women’s bantamweight bout on Saturday night (June 20, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 11 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX. It was a decent fight as in the early going, Pennington tagged her with an elbow before […]

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Raquel Pennington Outpoints Marion Reneau – UFC Vegas 3 Results

Pennington ReneauNext up on the UFC Vegas 3 main card at the Apex facility is a women’s bantamweight bout between Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau. Round 1: Reneau is employing the jab early on. Pennington blocks a head kick. She lands a nice elbow soon after. Pennington clinches Reneau up against the fence. She lands some […]

Pennington Reneau

Next up on the UFC Vegas 3 main card at the Apex facility is a women’s bantamweight bout between Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau.

Round 1: Reneau is employing the jab early on. Pennington blocks a head kick. She lands a nice elbow soon after. Pennington clinches Reneau up against the fence. She lands some knees before they separate and return to striking. Reneau looks to land some strikes but is clinched up against the fence again. Reneau reverses as they exchange knees to the belly. Reneau gives up her back in the exchange. However, she reverses and has Pennington’s back until the round comes to an end.

Round 2: Reneau continues to push forward and land combos. However, she finds herself in the Thai clinch by Pennington who lands a number of good knees to the belly. The fight is momentarily stopped after Reneau lands a knee to Pennington’s crotch. The fight resumes and Pennington is much more aggressive now with her strikes. They clinch up again and exchange knees. Reneau manges to take Pennington down but the latter escapes and is now on top of Reneau. Pennington looks to land ground and pound but gets up before unloading on Reneau again as she gets up as well. Reneau is clinched up against the fence again. They both exchange elbows which connect. Pennington looks for the takedown but Reneau defends it before the round comes to an end.

Round 3: Reneau lands a leg kick. She looks for the takedown and manages to get her down but not completely as Pennington defends well. They separate and Pennington is beginning to pour on the pressure. Pennington dominates in the clinch exchange soon after before they return to striking. Reneau looks winded as Pennington clinches her up against the fence again. Pennington looks for the takedown but Reneau defends well. They return to striking as Pennington continues to land strikes. Reneau looks for the takedown but Pennington defends and brings Reneau down in a sprawl position. Reneau gets up and receives a big right elbow. The fight ends and it should be a clear Pennington victory.

Official result: Raquel Pennington defeats Marion Reneau via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).

Raquel Pennington: I Wanted To Fight, Not Hug Holly Holm

Unfortunately for Raquel Pennington her long awaited rematch with Holly Holm didn’t go as planned. After losing a split decision to the former champion back in 2015, ‘Rocky’ was determined to right that wrong. However, she again found herself on the wrong side of the decision against ‘The Preachers Daughter’, who utilized lots of work […]

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Unfortunately for Raquel Pennington her long awaited rematch with Holly Holm didn’t go as planned. After losing a split decision to the former champion back in 2015, ‘Rocky’ was determined to right that wrong. However, she again found herself on the wrong side of the decision against ‘The Preachers Daughter’, who utilized lots of work on the cage to get the win. Holm emerged victorious with a unanimous decision and scorecards of 30/27, 30/27 and 29/28. In a brief statement on Instagram, Pennington expressed her disappointment at how things went at UFC 246.

Well it was not the fight I wanted after waiting 5 years. I wanted to fight not be hugged the whole time but that’s the fight game for you. Regardless I’m always thankful for my team, coaches, fiancée, family, friends, and true fans. ? #ontothenextone #TeamRocky #headheldhigh

Speaking to the Colorado Springs Gazette ‘Rocky’ offered a little more of her opinion about the fight and the tactics employed by her opponent Holm, she said.

“A lot of people don’t realize when someone is
using all they have to hold you there it’s tough to get off the cage. I’m
pissed and frustrated. This is a fight I’ve been waiting for for five years and
this girl stalled and hugged me the whole time. She didn’t even want to fight
me.”

Pennington was not the only one frustrated with what went on during the UFC 246 co-main event. Dana White talked to media about almost walking out during the fight, but leveled criticism not at the fighters but the referee.

“Not
to mention the fact that the ref let them clinch for four minutes for three
f*cking rounds and they fought for a minute. That was a problem too. Driving me
crazy, man.

“If you are not doing damage or advancing your position, you split the fighters up and make them actually fight. And I like this guy, I don’t want to bum this guy out, but he’s running around the Octagon, I’m like what f*cking fight is he watching? He’s moving around like he’s trying to stay out of the way, like there’s a f*cking war going on or something, and these guys are leaning up against the fence for four minutes. Are you sh*tting me right now? I literally almost got up and walked out of that fight, I was so frustrated. (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

Is Raquel Pennington
right to be angry about Holly Holm’s tactics at UFC 246?

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Raquel Pennington Issues Statement Following UFC 246 Loss

Raquel Pennington has spoken out following her UFC 246 defeat. Pennington took on Holly Holm in a rematch this past Saturday night (Jan. 18). “Rocky” had no answer for Holm’s clinch work. While she kept calling for referee Jason Herzo…

Raquel Pennington has spoken out following her UFC 246 defeat. Pennington took on Holly Holm in a rematch this past Saturday night (Jan. 18). “Rocky” had no answer for Holm’s clinch work. While she kept calling for referee Jason Herzog to break them up, Pennington herself did little to break free of those exchanges. She […]

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Holly Holm Outlasts Raquel Pennington At UFC 246

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington went the distance at the UFC 246 event.  The two fighters met in a women’s bantamweight bout at the UFC 246 pay-per-view event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night (January 18, 2020). It w…

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington went the distance at the UFC 246 event.  The two fighters met in a women’s bantamweight bout at the UFC 246 pay-per-view event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night (January 18, 2020). It was a lackluster fight that saw the majority of it be dominated […]

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