Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau - 6/20/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction

Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau - 6/20/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Marion Reneau vs. Raquel Pennington

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM (UFC APEX)

The Line: Raquel Pennington -145 / Marion Reneau +115 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau faceoff in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 173 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Like the last few events, there will be no fans in the stands for this one. Pennington is currently ranked sixth in the division while Reneau is currently ranked 10th.

Raquel “Rocky” Pennington is one of the tougher fighters across the entire UFC to figure out. Pennington comes into this fight with a 10-9 record but over her last four fights she only has one win. Her last fight came in January 2020 against Holly Holm. It wasn’t an exciting fight, but Pennington couldn’t get a lot of damage on Holm, which led to her loss 

Pennington is averaging 3.32 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.21 significant strikes per minute. Pennington is averaging 1.13 successful takedowns every 15 minutes, and she tries 0.8 submission attempts per fight. In this fight, Pennington is going to need to be aggressive early to try and come away with a victory. 

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Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau comes into this fight with a 9-5-1 record overall but coming into this fight she has lost two fights in a row. Reneau has had a bit of a layoff with her last fight coming on March of 2019 against Yana Kunitskaya. In that fight Reneau was outstruck 98-58 and that led to the loss. 

Reneau was averaging 3.46 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.93 significant strikes per minute. Reneau for the most part likes to keep the fight on the feet as she is averaging 0.35 successful takedowns every 15 minutes. Reneau is averaging 1.1 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

These are two fighters who probably don’t have a lot of confidence right now, but there is no way to trust Reneau to get the job done. Pennington might not be the most exciting fighter, but she will land enough strikes to come away with a victory.If you are looking for another bet on this fight, take it to go the difference.

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Shane’s Pick Raquel Pennington -145

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