MMA Preview – Raquel Pennington vs Marion Reneau at UFC on ESPN 11

THE FACTS

When is UFC on ESPN 11? Sunday 21st May, 2020 - 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 11? UFC APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada

What channel is UFC on ESPN 11? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 11? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two powerful bantamweights in the shape of Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau support the main event at UFC on ESPN 11.

Pennington’s record is unflattering but that is what happens when you fight the majority of your career at the top of a UFC division. She has not quite looked the same after her hunting accident on an ATV although she has come up against Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie and was outclassed. However, she squeaked out a decision against the up-and-coming Irene Aldana but suffered another loss in her last fight and rematch with Holly Holm.

The high school teacher has been in the UFC since 2015 and has a UFC record of 5-4-1, never quite making it to the top level. However, a win over Pennington would be huge for the 42-year-old but she has not fought for over a year and comes off two unanimous decision losses to Cat Zingano and Yana Kunitskaya.

THE PREDICTION

These are two of the strongest women in the division but stylistically this will not get the fans off their seat which is just as well as there won’t be any. Pennington will look to smother Reneau in the clinch and try to set up a takedown. Reneau is extremely tough and an excellent Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner but Pennington is likely to out-wrestle here and grind out a decision.

Winner: Pennington via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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