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UFC 246 Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington 01/18/2020 Odds, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 246 Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington 01-18-2020 Odds Predictions and Previews

UFC 246 Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington 01/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns this year and starts the decade with a blockbuster fight card featuring the “Notorious” Conor McGregor going up against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone for the main event of UFC 246. This fight card will happen on January 18, Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and it will be made available via Pay Per View and through UFC Fight Pass. Co-headlining the event is former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm battling Raquel Pennington. It is seen by UFC Parlay Betting that Holm will take home the victory over Pennington and scream a title fight and rematch against Amanda Nunes.

UFC 246 Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington 01/18/2020

When: Saturday, January 18, 5:30 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 246 Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington Odds

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Holly Holm
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Holly Holm

Holm is the UFC’s former Women’s bantamweight champion that hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico and fights out of the well-renowned Jackson-Wink MMA. She is a 38-year-old fighter that usually fights at featherweight but she will go down to bantamweight once again to battle Pennington. Known as the “Preacher’s Daughter” she will always go back in the history of MMA that took down Ronda Rousey with a leg kick back in 2015. Since that win, Holm has been a huge target.

She lost her championship during her first title defense against Meisha Tate and has lost five of her seven matches. Still, Holm is a well-known striker, who also won a belt in boxing, and won’t back down to a fight. She has never won via submission and was only submitted once in her career by Tate. Holly Holm should look for that KO blow as always and will try to finish the match early since she has not been favored much by the judges throughout her career.

Raquel Pennington

Raquel “Rocky” Pennington is a 31-year-old bantamweight fighter that came from Colorado Springs, USA and fights out of Altitude MMA. She is a UFC veteran since 2013 and since then she was 7-4 in all her fights in the MMA organization. She had a good run from 2015-2016 being undefeated in four straight matches and that let her earned a title fight against Amanda Nunes.

Putting the champion to a brink, she was able to bring the fight to five rounds before getting knocked out. She went back to the octagon after a few months and lost once again to Germaine de Randamie via unanimous decision. She regained her winning momentum against Irene Aldana by a split decision back in July 2019. Raquel Pennington will try to put this match with Holm on the mat and try to win via submission or go through the judges’ decision which she has done most of her career.

Holm vs Pennington Betting Numbers

Record 12-5-0 10-8-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country USA USA
Height 5’8″ 5’7
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 69 67
Win by KO/TKO 67% 10%
Win by Submission 0% 30%
Decisions 33% 60%
Strikes landed per minute 2.28 3.39
Striking accuracy 34% 45%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.83 3.33
Striking defense 57% 64%
Takedown average 0.55 1.14
Takedown accuracy 31% 26%
Takedown defense 79% 64%
Submission average 0.10 0.90

Holm vs Pennington Betting Picks

With her lethal blows, Holm is seen to make a huge comeback in this match against Pennington according to Top Online Sportsbook. This is a fight where both fighters will try to establish their control with Holm fighting from a distance and Pennington going close and to the ground. Still, Pennington has been seen to absorb too much beating before the judges’ decisions and staying up while trying to stay on her feet against Holm may be a bad plan for her.