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06 Nov 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Raquel Pennington vs Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 139

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 139? Sunday 11th November, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 139? Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

What channel is UFC Fight Night 139 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 139? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 139? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Germaine de Randamie makes her return after 21 months. After claiming the inaugural featherweight championship after a controversial win over Holly Holm, she then added more controversy after having to relinquish her belt as she was deemed unable to defend it against Cris Cyborg. A troublesome hand injury has kept her out all of this time but now she is ready to perform back at bantamweight.

She takes on Raquel Pennington who is coming off her brutal loss against Amanda Nunes which was her first fight in 18 months. So, both fighters are looking to regain some form and much-needed cage time.

THE PREDICTION

This isn’t a good match-up for de Randamie. Her striking is on a different level to Pennington as a multiple time world Kickboxing champion but Pennington is a powerful, dogged wrestler and will look to take de Randamie down and keep her there.

De Randamie has great takedown defence but it will have to be perfect to keep the fight on the feet and if she succeeds, she will pepper Pennington but whether she will for three rounds is a different story.

Winner: Pennington via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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