Las Vegas, Nevada – Raquel Pennington looked impressive on her birthday, finishing Jessica Andrade with two seconds remaining in the second round to earn victory in Sin City.
UFC 191 took place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington took place on the preliminary card which aired on Fox Sports 1 in the United States and BT Sport in the UK.
Round 1 starts with two hard right hooks from Andrade which forces Pennington to clinch and force the fight against the cage. Andrade drops for a single and Pennington looks for a guillotine, but Andrade shows huge power on the deep single, elevating “Rocky,” holding her in the air, then dropping her away from the cage. Andrade, a late replacement for Liz Carmouche, is starting to show the effects of Pennington’s attack. She dumps Pennington on the mat one more time, but Pennington gets a look at a loose armbar and hammerfists Andrade in the face from the bottom.
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Round 2 begins with leg kicks being traded in the centre of the octagon, with Andrade landing a flurry of punches to back Pennington against the cage. Pennington lands a left hand that wobbles Andrade who initiates the clinch against the fence to recover. Andrade tries to land a superman punch however Pennington avoids the strike, ducks under and lands a nice double leg. Andrade gets to her feet, Pennington lands another takedown but lands right into Andrade’s guillotine. Pennington survives the threat, gets Andrade’s back, locks in a rear-naked choke and gets the tap at 4:58 of the second round.
With the win, Pennington improves to 6-5 MMA and Andrade drops to 13-5
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