Raquel Pennington News
Raquel Pennington calls for summer title showdown with Julianna Pena
Harry Kettle - February 7, 2024
Raquel Pennington shoots down the idea of Kayla Harrison skipping the line for a UFC title shot: “I just don’t find that fair”
Susan Cox - February 6, 2024
Raquel Pennington believes Kayla Harrison will be "exposed" in UFC debut: "She has huge hype following her"
Josh Evanoff - January 31, 2024
Raquel Pennington blasts ESPN’s Ryan Clark for calling for the end of women’s bantamweight: “You're not living in our shoes”
Harry Kettle - January 31, 2024
Raquel Pennington takes aim at 'judgemental' comments made by Sean Strickland: "Stuff like that is not okay"
Josh Evanoff - January 22, 2024
Women’s bantamweight champion Raquel Pennington was frustrated by Sean Strickland’s comments over UFC 297 fight week. ‘Rocky’ fought in the co-main event in Canada over the weekend, facing Mayra Bueno Silva. There, Raquel Pennington scored a unanimous decision win after five lackluster rounds of action. In the process, she won the bantamweight title left vacant by Amanda Nunes last June.
Julianna Pena takes aim at Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva over their UFC 297 "snoozefest"
Cole Shelton - January 22, 2024
Julianna Pena was not a fan of the UFC 297 vacant women’s bantamweight title fight between Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva. Pennington and Bueno Silva were fighting for the vacant title after Amanda Nunes retired back in June and relinquished the belt. Heading into the fight, Bueno Silva was the betting favorite, but it was Pennington who won a clear-cut decision to become the new bantamweight champion.
Mayra Bueno Silva reacts following loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 297
Harry Kettle - January 22, 2024
UFC fighter Mayra Bueno Silva has reacted to her defeat at the hands of Raquel Pennington last weekend. On Saturday night at UFC 297, Mayra Bueno Silva battled Raquel Pennington in the co-main event. The two competed over the UFC women’s bantamweight championship, with many believing Bueno Silva was the favorite coming into the bout.
UFC champion Raquel Pennington says Julianna Pena fight is 13 years in the making: "You get under my damn skin"
Fernando Quiles - January 21, 2024
Fresh off capturing UFC gold for the first time, Raquel Pennington wants to go toe-to-toe with Julianna Pena. Pennington won the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship in the co-main event of UFC 297 this past Saturday night. Her blitzing style and cardio were enough to outlast Mayra Bueno Silva, who gassed down the stretch. While nothing has been made official, it certainly seems Pena will be first in line to challenge Pennington.
Pros react after Raquel Pennington defeats to Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC 297
Chris Taylor - January 20, 2024
UFC 297 Results: Raquel Pennington defeats Mayra Bueno Silva (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - January 20, 2024
We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 297 results, including the co-main event title fight between Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva. Pennington (15-8 MMA) will enter her second career UFC title bout sporting a five-fight winning streak, her most recent being a split decision victory over Ketlen Vieira twelve months ago. Prior to that, ‘Rocky’ had earned wins over Aspen Ladd, Macy Chiasson, Pannie Kianzad and Marion Reneau.
UFC 297 | Pro fighters make their picks for Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva title fight
Cole Shelton - January 18, 2024
In the co-main event of UFC 297 in Toronto on Saturday, the vacant women’s bantamweight title is up for grabs as Raquel Pennington takes on Mayra Bueno Silva. Heading into the fight, Pennington is a +136 underdog while the Brazilian is a -174 favorite on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to some pro fighters to make their picks for the title fight at UFC 297. The majority of the pros believe Pennington will leave Toronto as the bantamweight champ, and likely doing so by decision.
Julianna Pena believes 'nobody' is excited for UFC 297 title fight between Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington
Josh Evanoff - January 17, 2024
Julianna Pena believes that Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva are fighting for the chance to face her at UFC 297. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has been out of action since her rematch with Amanda Nunes in July 2022. That night saw Julianna Pena absolutely battered, and lose her UFC bantamweight gold. The following year, ‘The Lioness’ retired following a win over Irene Aldana. In the process, leaving the women’s bantamweight division without a champion.
Mayra Bueno Silva shares honest take on upcoming UFC 297 title bout with Raquel Pennington: “Nobody wants to watch this fight”
Harry Kettle - January 5, 2024
Mayra Bueno Silva has given her honest take on her upcoming UFC 297 title showdown with Raquel Pennington. In the co-main event of UFC 297, Mayra Bueno Silva will battle Raquel Pennington for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. It will mark the dawn of a new era following the retirement of Amanda Nunes last year.
Julianna Pena takes aim at “horrible” Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva title fight at UFC 297
Harry Kettle - November 14, 2023
Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva to fight for the vacant women’s bantamweight title at UFC 297, Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2 in the works
Chris Taylor - November 4, 2023
Dana White and company are planning to rebook the Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira rematch for January’s UFC 297 event in Toronto. Makhachev (25-1 MMA) and Oliveira (34-9 MMA) originally collided for the promotion’s vacant lightweight title at UFC 280 in October of 2022, with the Dagestani fighter emerging victorious by way of second round submission.
Germaine de Randamie targeting title fight with Julianna Pena or Raquel Pennington upon return: "Let's go"
Josh Evanoff - September 15, 2023
UFC women’s bantamweight Germaine de Randmie would love Julianna Pena or Raquel Pennington later this year. ‘The Iron Lady’ has been out of action for nearly three years. Moreover, Germaine de Randmie’s last bout came in October 2020, facing Julianna Pena. There, the former champion scored a third-round submission victory over ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’. That was her fourth win in her last five appearances, previously notching wins over names such as Raquel Pennington.
Raquel Pennington calls for title fight with Julianna Pena following Amanda Nunes’ retirement announcement at UFC 289
Fernando Quiles - June 11, 2023
Raquel Pennington sees a path to the UFC title following Amanda Nunes’ retirement, and she even has a dance partner in mind. Pennington was in attendance for UFC 289, which featured a UFC women’s bantamweight title fight between Nunes and Irene Aldana. In fact, Pennington actually weighed in a day before the fight because she was the emergency backup fighter. Pennington witnessed ‘The Lioness” dominate Aldana for five rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory. After the fight, Nunes announced her retirement from pro MMA competition.
Dana White reveals backup fighter for Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana at UFC 289
Cole Shelton - May 4, 2023
Dana White has revealed there will be a backup fighter for the UFC 289 main event between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana. On Tuesday, White revealed that Pena was out of the UFC 289 main event against Nunes and Aldana has stepped in on short notice. Aldana, meanwhile, was supposed to headline the May 20 event against Raquel Pennington, so with that fight off, White revealed Pennington will be the backup fighter for June’s title bout.
UFC announces three new fights for May 20 event, including Raquel Pennington vs. Irene Aldana 2 as the headliner
Cole Shelton - April 18, 2023
Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington rematch in the works to headline UFC San Antonio on March 25th
Josh Evanoff - January 26, 2023
UFC women’s bantamweight contenders Irene Aldana and Raquel Pennington could be squaring off in March. Earlier this week, there were reports ‘Robles’ would be facing Amanda Nunes at UFC 285 in March. However, it was later clarified that ‘The Lioness’ likely wouldn’t face Aldana next. As of now, the women’s bantamweight, and featherweight champion remains unbooked.
UFC fighter Raquel Pennington clears the air following reports that she struck actress Amber Heard
Susan Cox - April 27, 2022
Former UFC title challenger Raquel Pennington has cleared the air following reports that she struck actress Amber Heard. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are first and foremost in the news right now with their ongoing courtroom drama, suing and counter-suing each other in a highly publicized defamation case.
Aspen Ladd issues statement following loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 273
Harry Kettle - April 11, 2022
UFC fighter Aspen Ladd has sent out a statement to her fans after falling to defeat against Raquel Pennington at UFC 273. Last Saturday night at UFC 273, Aspen Ladd fell short in her return to bantamweight as she suffered a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Raquel Pennington. The loss dropped her pro MMA record to 9-3 and marked her third defeat in a four-fight span, leaving many to wonder where her future lies.
UFC announces 3 new women’s matchups, including the returns of Michelle Waterson and Jessica Eye
Harry Kettle - December 7, 2021
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has booked three notable fights across three divisions, including the return of Michelle Waterson. While the UFC can look back and be proud of what they’ve produced so far in 2021, it’s always important to look ahead to the future – especially when you have as many events as they do. Across the next few months the groundwork is going to be laid for a string of high-profile bookings and in the last couple of days, the following three bouts have been set in stone for three different women’s divisions.
Raquel Pennington self-reports doping violation, suspended six months by USADA
Tom Taylor - January 28, 2021
Raquel Pennington criticizes Holly Holm after UFC 246: 'I wanted to fight not be hugged'
Tom Taylor - January 20, 2020
Over the weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 246, former UFC bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington stepped into the cage with the former champ Holly Holm. The bout was a rematch of a 2015 fight, which Holm won with a controversial split decision. This time around, Holm won again, using her wrestling and clinch work to score a more decisive victory.
Pros react to Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington at UFC 246
Natasha Hooper - January 18, 2020
The former bantamweight champion Holly Holm faced top-ranked contender Raquel Pennington in the co-main event of UFC 246 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight came as a long-anticipated rematch between the 135-pound fighters. “The Preacher’s Daughter” originally met Pennington during her UFC debut in 2015. She defeated “Rocky” by split decision during their UFC 184 bout.