The two were in a slugfest throughout, with Duke utilizing her Muay Thai, and Pennington using her counter-punching. The first round saw Duke working her kicks and knees, controlling the pace. The second round was Pennington’s, as she pressed the action and used punching combos to bloody Duke’s nose. The fight was even as an extension round was added. Duke continued with kicks and knees, cutting Pennington late in the round, but Pennington’s solid striking combinations sealed the win. Pennington advances to the semi-finals.
Team Tate regains control and the guys are back in action as Team Tate’s Josh Hill takes on Team Rousey’s Mike Wootten. In two weeks, we will see the last quarterfinal in Team Tate’s Sarah Moras taking on Team Rousey’s Peggy Morgan on Fox Sports 1.