Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"Rocky"

11-8-0

Raquel Pennington

"Rocky" Raquel Pennington

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Name: Raquel Pennington
  • Pro MMA Record: 11-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Rocky
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 1988-09-05 | Date of Birth: 1988.09.05
  • Last Fight: June 20, 2020 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Altitude MMA
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 67.5" (171cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $391,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighting out of: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Boxing
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Raquel Pennington ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Raquel Pennington Wiki Update Wiki

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
Wiki Contributors:

Raquel Pennington News View All

A comprehensive list of all UFC roster moves, releases, signings... (2021-04-26 19:14:59 -0400)
Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. | Photo by J... (2021-04-25 00:38:51 -0400)
Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images UFC 261’s main card... (2021-04-25 00:37:14 -0400)
Rose Namajunas knocked out Weili Zhang at UFC 261. | Photo by Al... (2021-04-24 23:59:03 -0400)
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC In a shocking turn of ev... (2021-04-24 23:10:49 -0400)
Chris Weidman broke his leg against Uriah Hall at UFC 261. | Pho... (2021-04-24 23:04:18 -0400)
  • MMA Weekly : Paulo Costa vs Jared Cannonier headliner in the works for Aug. 21
  • MMA Weekly : Five-round bout with Derek Brunson and Darren Till in the works
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 188 poster released for Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt
  • MMAFighting.com : Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises set for July 17 UFC event
  • MMA Junkie : Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Fight Night on July 17
  • MMAFighting.com : Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier headlines Aug. 21 UFC event
  • MMA Junkie : Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till headlines UFC Fight Night on Aug. 14
  • MMA Junkie : Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier booked as UFC Fight Night headliner on Aug. 21
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 262 Embedded: Michael Chandler arrives in Houston
  • MMA Junkie : Not wanting to dwell on skid, Rogerio Bontorin glad he got quick turnaround at UFC 262
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC 262’s Lando Vannata ‘pleads the fifth’ on Donald Cerrone’s Joshua Fabia story
  • MMA Junkie : Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini in the works for UFC Fight Night on Aug. 28
  • MMA Junkie : Edson Barboza not discouraged to kick after seeing Chris Weidman's leg break: 'It's part of the job'
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Andrea Lee admits ‘slight hesitation’ to take another fight in Houston at UFC 262
  • MMA Junkie : Katlyn Chookagian understands divisional position before UFC 262, warns potential title challengers
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Katlyn Chookagian ‘won’t go crazy’ at UFC 262 to be fan favorite: ‘They don’t pay my bills’
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 262's Andrea Lee went back to basics in hopes to end frustrating skid
  • MMAFighting.com : 9 fighters no longer on UFC roster, including Yorgan De Castro, Justine Kish
  • MMA Junkie : UFC's Alexander Gustafsson issues warning: 'I'm coming back stronger than ever'
  • MMA Weekly : Forbes champ: Conor McGregor takes crown for highest paid athlete on Forbes’ list