“This fight was for Suzy”
Raquel Pennington faced Pannie Kianzad in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann. “Rocky” managed to secure a decisive victory over Kianzad as the three judges scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Pennington.
In her post-fight interview, the 33-year-old dedicated her victory to Suzy Friton, the recently deceased UFC wardrobe and makeup artist.
Friton, who had been with the UFC since 2006, suffered from stage four breast cancer. She has done hair, makeup and wardrobe for UFC fighters, ring girls and UFC commentators.
After his demise, greetings from the MMA community poured in, paying homage to Friton.
UFC commentator Jon Anik posted a photo of himself with Friton, sharing his feelings about the 37-year-old’s disappearance.
“So many times, I have prayed that that day would not come. And there are no words, really, to describe how deeply a loss this is for so many of our UFC family. Suzy Friton , our longtime and beloved UFC makeup artist, friend, and more, took place peacefully on September 9. Her attitude and courage over her final weeks will inspire many of us for years to come. . Her fight was so valiant, the belief in her ability to defeat this thing so strong. I’m convinced I would have succumbed much sooner. She just was able to channel a focus, a ferocity, and a positivity that really helped prolong her life. her life. There was no one like Suzy, “wrote Jon Anik.
Raquel Pennington is now on a two-game winning streak
With his victory at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. SpannRaquel Pennington is now on a two-game winning streak in the UFC bantamweight division. Her previous victory was against Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 3 in June 2020.
With momentum on his side, ‘Rocky’ will now be looking to make his way to a title. Raquel Pennington fought Amanda Nunes for the UFC 244 bantamweight title but found herself on the losing side of the contest.
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