A new fight between Julia “Raging Panda” Avila and “Rocky” Raquel Pennington has been announced in the Bantamweight division. The fight is scheduled to take place at UFC vegas 45 on December 18, 2021.

Fighter form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Julia Avila

Avila most recently appeared at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov, taking on and defeating Julija Stoliarenko via Submission in a Bantamweight bout. Avila went into the fight as the -375 moderate favorite. The win marked a return to the win column for Avila. Avila’s professional MMA record currently sits at 9-2.

Recent form for Raquel Pennington

Pennington most recently appeared at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann, taking on and defeating Pannie Kianzad via Decision in a Bantamweight bout. Pennington went into the fight as the -130 slight favorite. The win extended her winning streak to 2 in a row. Pennington’s professional MMA record currently sits at 12-8.

The AllStar will post opening betting lines when betting markets open.

Tale of the tape

Julia “Raging Panda” Avilavs“Rocky” Raquel Pennington
33Age33
11Fights23
9Wins12
2Losses8
5KO’s2
2Subs5
5’7″ (170cm)Height5’7″ (170cm)
69.0″ (175cm)Reach67.5″ (171cm)

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