MMA, martial arts

USA vs Netherlands: Raquel Pennington, Germaine de Randamie fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 139’

The Ultimate Fighting Championship held “UFC Fight Night 139” at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, United States on November 10, 2018. The fight card featured 12 mixed martial arts matches, three of which were female matches.

One of the female matches was between Raquel “Rocky” Pennington, 30, of Colorado, United States and Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie of Utrecht, Netherlands. They competed in a catch weight of 138 lbs.

Blue Corner

Pennington was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 5, 1988. Her martial arts training started when she was 19 years old.

The Colorado Springs native previous competed in Invicta Fighting Championships. “UFC Fight Night 139” marked her 10th UFC bout.

Red Corner

De Randamie was born in Utrecht on April 24, 1984. She is representing CSA Holland.

The Dutch MMA fighter has been competing professionally since 2008. “UFC Fight Night 139” marked her sixth UFC bout.

Fight Result

After three five-minute rounds, the catchweight bout between Pennington and de Randamie was left in the hands of the judges, who scored it 30-27, 30-27, 30-27. In the end, referee Kevin MacDonald raised the hand of the Dutch contender, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

By winning at “UFC Fight Night 139,” de Randamie improved her professional MMA record to 8 wins and 3 losses. It was her fifth win in the UFC and she is now riding a four-bout winning streak.

On the other hand, Pennington now has 9 wins and 7 losses. She is now in a two-bout losing streak.

“UFC Fight Night 139” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 35, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and Mike “Platinum” Perry, 27, of Orlando, Florida, United States battled it out in the welterweight division. The fighter from Albuquerque submitted his opponent from Orlando via armbar at 4:46 of Round 1.

In the main event, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, 31, of Seoul, South Korea and Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, United States competed in the featherweight division. The American contender knocked out his Korean opponent via elbow at 4:59 of Round 5.

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