Holly Holm returned to the win column tonight, by grinding her way to a victory over the always tough, Raquel Pennington.
Holm’s clinch game delivers win
Pennington pressured early on and looked to land a big right. Pennington charged in but Holm countered nicely and worked the clinch for much of round one. Pennington pressed forward again in round two, but once again, Holm climched up along the fence. Pennington broke free late in the round, but once again, Holm pushed her to the cage.
Pennington loaded up on some big hard shots in round three and eventually pushed Holm to the cage. The former champ reversed, however, and resumed her clinch work. The bantamweights threw more strikes in the third frame, and Pennington scored with a nice right. Holm planted a hard uppercut in the final minute, and Pennington scored with a left, but it was too little too late for the latter.
Holm ways away with a second, decision win over Pennington. Holm beat Pennington by split decision in 2015.
UFC 246 results
Here are the results so far for UFC 246 , which is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Aleksei Oleinik def. Maurice Greene via submission (armbar) R2, 4:38
Brian Kelleher def. Ode Osbourne via submission (guillotine-choke) R1, 2:49
Diego Ferreira def. Anthony Pettis via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 1:46
Roxanne Modafferi def. Maycee Barber via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Sodiq Yusuff def. Andre Fili via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Askar Askarov def. Tim Elliott via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Drew Dober def. Nasrat Haqparast via TKO (punches) R1, 1:10
Aleksa Camur def. Justin Ledet via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Sabina Mazo def. J.J. Aldrich via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)