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"Rocky"

5-5-0

Raquel Pennington

"Rocky" Raquel Pennington

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  • Name: Raquel Pennington
  • MMA Record: 5-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Rocky
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1988.09.05
  • Last Fight: February 28, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Altitude MMA
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 67.5" (171cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $46,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Raquel Pennington was a competitor on TUF 18. She won her fight to get into the house against Tonya Evinger via 2nd round guillotine choke. In episode 6 of TUF Raquel faced Jessamyn Duke. The fight was a close slug fest with Duke winning with her range in the first round, and Pennington figuring out her range to win the second and third rounds and take the match. Pennington and Duke would both take home a $25,000 bonus for their fight of the season.


On the final episode of TUF 18 Raquel faced Jessica Rakoczy to see who makes it to the finals. The first round was close on the feet due to both being tentative because of injuries. Raquel got a take down late in the 1st to score points. The second round Jessica fought with more urgency and scored lots of points with jabs and combos. The third round looked a lot like the second with Jessica outclassing Raquel on the feet but she gave up a late take down this time. The fight was ruled a UD victory for Jessica.


Pennington would still fight on the Ultimate Fighter finale and would pick up her first UFC win over veteran Roxanne Modafferi. She fought Jessica Andrade at UFC 171, but would come up short in a split decision loss.


On December 6, 2014, at UFC 181, Pennington fought Ashlee Evans-Smith. It was a close Round 1 with Evans-Smith, but in the dying moments of the round, Pennington secured a bulldog choke. After the bell rang, ending Round 1 it was shown that the choke actual rendered Evans-Smith unconscious. The fight was called in between the rounds, however the official result is shown at Pennington winning it at 4:59. This was the second bulldog choke submission performed in the UFC; the first being when Carlos Newton submitted Pat Miletich at UFC 31 - back in 2001.


In Raquel's next fight on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184, Raquel faced the heavily hyped and undefeated Holly Holm in the Co-Main Event with Ronda Rousey defending her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship against Cat Zingano in the Main Event.  This marked the first time in MMA history that a women's bout, with no belt on the line, was the Co-Main Event on a Pay Per View broadcast.  Holly Holm was in control for much of the match, though Pennington did come on strong in the final round in what ended as a Split Decision Loss for Raquel.  This evened up her official UFC record at 2-2, though both losses have come by Split Decision.


The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate


Episode 1 Pennington def. Tonya Evinger by Submission (guillotine choke) in Round 2 (2013.05.29)

Episode 6 Pennington def. Jessamyn Duke by Unanimous Decision (2013.07.16)

Episode 13 Jessica Rakoczy def. Pennington by Unanimous Decision (2013.07.01)

Last updated 03.04.2015, 8:09 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Holly Holm
5-4-0 7-0-0

UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.02.28
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#36 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Cancelled Bout Holly Holm UFC 181 2014.12.06
Reason: Holm Neck Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:59 Round 1 of 3

Ashlee Evans-Smith
4-4-0 3-0-0

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.12.06
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
#32 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jéssica Andrade
4-3-0 10-3-0

UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.03.15
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Don Turnage
#46 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Roxanne Modafferi
3-3-0 15-10-0

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.11.30
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni | Walkout Music: Macklemore - Can’t Hold Us (Dubstep Remix)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Leslie Smith
3-2-0 4-2-1

Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.01.05
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 134.8 lbs (61.1 kgs) | Referee: Chuck Wolfe
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:32 Round 2 of 3, 8:32 Total

Cat Zingano
3-1-0 6-0-0

Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.10.06
Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
Cancelled Bout Kim Connor-Hamby Invicta FC 3 2012.10.06
Reason: Connor-Hamby Injury
Win | Submission | Choke

Raquel Pa'aluhi

Destiny MMA

2012.09.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Sarah Moras
1-1-0 2-0-0

Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.07.28
Weigh-In: 134.4 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Michelle Drake Browning
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Tori Adams

Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz

2012.06.22
Win | KO/TKO | Knees

Kim Couture

Wyoming Regional

2012.03.03
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission

Heather Denny

Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz

2011.08.12
Win | KO/TKO

JJ Aldrich

Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz

2011.01.20
Loss | Decision | Split

Taylor Stratford

Ultimate Reno Combat

2010.06.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tsui-Jen Cunanan

Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz

2010.01.16
Win | Submission

Kyane Hampton

Annhilation

2009.10.24
Win | Submission | Choke

Kyane Hampton

Kick Down

2009.06.20
Win | Decision

Ericka Trujillo

Kick Down

2009.04.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Staci Vega

Kick Down

2009.02.21

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