Raquel
Pennington
5-6-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #15 Women Bantamweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 5-6-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: Rocky
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Fights Out Of: Colorado Spring, Colorado USA
Age: 26
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
449
46% Successful
207
Types of Successful Strikes
0
207
60% Standing
27%
13%
124
56
27
Striking Defense
72
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
36% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
2
0
Takedown Defense
76
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Raquel Pennington
Feb 28, 2015
40
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Raquel Pennington
Dec 6, 2014
5
11
1
1
1
0
0
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Raquel Pennington
Mar 15, 2014
82
66
2
3
2
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Raquel Pennington
Nov 30, 2013
42
80
0
1
0
1
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day for training for this fight and every other fight is the same. I usually train twice a day - MMA first 9-11 then again 1-3 and strength and conditioning to finish my evening. I’m always growing as a fighter and working to become better; the only thing that changes is when we get an opponent my coaches and training partners break them down and mimic them and I just focus on my skills and abilities and get it done.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at the age of 19. I always wanted to fight but my parents never let me. In my senior yet I broke my back snowboarding and was rehabbing my back. Then I joined fighting to become more active.

What ranks and titles have you held? As an amateur I was 7-1 with five titles - three at 135lbs, one at 130lb and one at 125lb 0 and ranked number one in the US. Before TUF as a pro I was 3-3 and I hold the world bantamweight/Hawaiian islands champion of Destiny MMA.

Do you have any heroes? My hero is my mom.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC is every fighter’s dream come true. For me, it's a great accomplishment making it as high in the promotion as I can go and a life change for not only me, but my family. It’s also a way to reach out to the people in the world and tell my story and show them it's possible for them to achieve their dreams as well.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am currently in college doing pre-med in hopes of going to med school to be a doctor.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at SAMs club, driving the forklift, stocking the freezers/cooler, while going to school and training.

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

Favorite striking technique: 1-3-2 liver kick

• Team Tate on TUF 18

• Pro since 2012

• Debut win was second round TKO of Kim Couture

• Holds 2012 win over TUF 18 teammate Sarah Moras

• One win by KO, two by submission (guillotine choke, bulldog choke) 

• Origin of nickname – “It came from high school. People couldn’t pronounce my name and would always call me Rock-quel so the name was shortened to Rock, then over the years Rocky."

Career

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