Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (12-5-0) and Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (10-7-0) battle it out in a bantamweight fight at UFC246 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday night.
This fight is a rematch between Holm and Pennington, with the pair having met previously back in 2015. On that occasion, in what was Holm’s first fight at UFC, Holm won on a split decision.
This bout was originally scheduled for UFC243, but Holm had to pull out with an injury.
The 38 year-old Holm has suffered five losses in her last seven fights, although she has certainly been up against some elite fighters in that time. Her last fight in July 2019 resulted in her first knockout loss, when she was KO’d by Brazil’s Amanda Nunes in the 1st round.
The 31 year-old Pennington returned to winning ways after back-to-back losses to Nunes and Germaine de Randamie, with a split decision victory over Mexico’s Irene Aldana in July last year.
This is bout between two contrasting fighters, with Holm being predominantly a striker, while Pennington is a grappler who will be seeking to take the fight to the mat.
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington UFC Betting Lines & Prediction
In that first fight between the American duo five years back, Holm managed to successfully avoid every takedown attempt by her opponent. There’s little reason to suggest that Pennington will be any more successful on that front on this occasion, so Holm is the tip in predictions to win this fight.
UFC 246 Prediction: Fight Result – Holly Holm to Win @ -137 (1.72) with Betway