Who is the UFC bantamweight fighter engaged to?
Raquel Pennington is engaged to fellow UFC fighter Tecia Torres. The powerful couple announced they were engaged in an Instagram post in May 2017.
To break the news, the UFC strawweight posted a photo of Pennington kneeling down with the caption:
“Our love began unexpectedly. It started as a crush and turned into incredible love. Right now you have made my dreams come true for us. Every day you show me such true and pure love. I am lucky to wake up every morning and fall asleep in your arms at night. I can’t wait to become Mrs. Pennington.
The two reportedly started dating in 2016. After a year together, the couple decided to take their relationship to the next level when they bought a house together in the home state of Pennington, Colo. currently reside.
Two in a row for Raquel Pennington
After giving up a unanimous decision to former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm, Raquel Pennington rebounded with back-to-back wins over Marion Reneau and Pannie Kianzad.
Pennington’s victory at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann marks the first time she’s seen the Octagon action in over a year. According to “Rock,” she is excited to be rising through the ranks of her division.
“I feel like it’s been so long,” Pennington told UFC.com. “Just by having the opportunity, I feel blessed and grateful. This is the moment we are working so hard for. I didn’t just value those few weeks of camp. It took 14 years of work. These are the times I live for and get excited.
Come fight the night, Raquel Pennington was in excellent shape as she edged out veteran Invicta Pannie Kianzad to secure a unanimous decision after three rounds.
The last time she fought before Saturday’s event was at UFC on ESPN 11 – Blaydes vs. Volkov. That night, she shared the card with her fiancee Tecia Torres. The two emerged victorious after Pennington won a unanimous decision over Renau, while Torres outclassed Brianna Van Buren to seal the victory.
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