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"Rocky"

4-4-0

Raquel Pennington

"Rocky" Raquel Pennington
  • Name: Raquel Pennington
  • Professional MMA Record: 4-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Rocky
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1988.09.05
  • Last Fight: March 15, 2014 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: $16,000 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. 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 Roaxanne Modafferi. She fought Jessica Andrade at UFC 171, but would come up short in a split decision loss.


The Ultimate Fighter 18

Episode 1 Pennington def. Tonya Evinger by Guillotine Choke in Round 2

Episode 6 Pennington def. Jessamyn Duke by Unanimous Decision

Episode 13 Jessica Rakoczy def. Pennington by Unanimous Decision


Pennington would also take home a $25,000 bonus for fight of the season for her scrap with Jessamyn Duke.

Last updated 03.21.2014, 8:27 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

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

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

2014.12.06
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 | Referee: Don Turnage
#42 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | KO/TKO

JJ Aldrich

Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz

2011.01.20

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