The Champ Amanda Nunes protects her belt against Challenger Raquel Pennington.
The Champion Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes comes into the fight with a record of 15-4-0. She is a 29 year old fighter from Salvador, Bahia Brazil that fights out of Miami, FL. Her fighting career began in 2008 and she has eleven first round finishes since she began. Ten of her wins came from knock outs and three were submissions. Nunes is currently on a 6 fight win streak and she has won eight of the last nine fights. Expect to see a flurry of boxing combinations as she injects power and aggressiveness into her offense. Her favorite grappling technique is the rear naked choke and her favorite striking technique is the boxing combos.
The Challenger Raquel “Rocky” Pennington is currently ranked #2 with a fight record of 9-6-0. She is a 29 year old fighter from Colorado Springs, CO and fights out of the same city. With a fighting career that dates back to 2012 she has a few prestigious fights under her belt and one should expect her to be looking to add to the list on Saturday night. She’s only got 1 knockout in her career and 3 submission wins. Pennington has won six of her last 8 fights and the last 4 in a row. In the octagon she is a well-rounded fighter who’s favorite grappling technique is the Triangle and her favorite striking technique is the 1-3-2 liver kick.
Who is the current favorite to win the Women’s Bantamweight fight Saturday night?
The current favorite to win the Women’s Bantamweight fight is Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes -916. Very early betting on the bout has 68% of the betting action being placed on Raquel “Rocky” Pennington +797.
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