Kathleen Vieira vs Raquel Pennington UFC Fight Night 217 Preview

Kathleen Vieira from Brazil and American athlete Raquel Pennington will fight in the women’s bantamweight division at Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night 217. The confrontation between these female fighters will take place on January 15, 2023 in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex sports arena. The opponents are eminent, so their battle is of considerable interest and will take place within the main card. The athletes will approach the face-to-face meeting on a series of victories, but this time one of them will have to lose. Wanting to make money on this event from the world of professional mixed martial arts, it should be noted that Mostbet uz kirish accepts bets on it.

In the women’s bantamweight rankings, the girls are in second and fifth place, respectively. The Brazilian and the American in their careers did not often concede ahead of schedule. So from the “phenomenon” and “Rocky” you can expect an interesting fight.

Kathleen Vieira

“Phenomenon” held 15 fights in professional mixed martial arts. At the same time, since 2018, Kathleen has seven canceled fights and six held. After beating Cat Zingano by split decision, Vieira was knocked out by Mexican Irene Aldana. This was followed by a victory over Sijara Eubanks and a loss from Yana Kunitskaya. In the last two battles, the native of Manaus has outperformed Misha Tate (unanimous decision) and Holly Holm (split decision). At the start of her career, the representative of the teams “Team Feitosa Nova” and “Uniao Manaus” often finished off her rivals. However, having moved to the UFC, “phenomenon” managed to defeat only Sarah McMann by submission with a choke hold.

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Kathleen among the pros lost ahead of schedule only once. The technical and hardy Latino is able to win a third victory in a row. Don’t expect an easy ride though.

Raquel Pennington

“Rocky” fought among the pros 22 times in 13 years. Having won 14 victories (5 – by knockout / submission and 9 – by decision), Raquel lost 8 times (twice – ahead of schedule and in 6 cases – by decision). Since 2020, Pennington has had five fights. After losing to Holly Holm, Altitude MMA won by unanimous decision against Marion Renaud and Panny Kiansad. Then a native of Colorado Springs threw Maisie Chiasson with a guillotine choke. In April 2022, the 34-year-old athlete defeated Aspen Ladd by unanimous decision.

The American will approach the next battle on a series of four victories in a row. At the same time, she overcame notorious opponents. It will not be easy in the upcoming confrontation between Rocky, but Pennington has a good chance of winning.

Our forecast

Bookmakers give a slight advantage to the Brazilian. At the same time, Raquel’s chances of winning are also very high. “Rocky” is hardy and works well in wrestling. In general, here it is quite possible to consider the victory of an American by a submission or a judicial decision.