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Raquel Pennington Scores Decisive Decision Victory to Win Bantamweight Title – UFC 297 Highlights

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Raquel Pennington

Raquel Pennington, after 18 fights in the Octagon and 10 years, can now call herself UFC champion.

Stepping into the UFC 297 co-main event spotlight inside Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, ‘Rocky’ one of the most dominant performances of her illustrious career against one of the division’s fiercest finishers, Mayra Bueno Silva. Pennington was determined to set the pace right away, but in the first round the Brazilian’s clinch-game dominated her offensive game.

Bueno-Silva was not able to maintain this pace. Pennington, who was becoming noticeably slower in the clinch, began to wear on her opponent and took control of the fight by the time the final rounds arrived.

Pennington went all-out in the final and fifth round. He slammed Bueno Silva with a barrage of strikes, including a ground-and-pound attack. Pennington’s time was running out so he popped up to pepper Bueno with a series a kicks.

Official Result: Raquel Pennington def. Mayra Bueno Silva via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to capture the UFC women’s bantamweight world championship.

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