The bout was a lackluster affair at best, as Holm spent the majority of the fight clinching with Pennington and putting her against the cage wall.
Pennington isn’t happy with how things went down at UFC 246, as the fighter took to Instagram to say she “didn’t want to be hugged the whole time:”
Well it was not the fight I wanted after waiting 5 years. I wanted to fight not be hugged the whole time but that’s the fight game for you. Regardless I’m always thankful for my team, coaches, fiancée, family, friends, and true fans. #ontothenextone #TeamRocky #headheldhigh
UFC President Dana White also wasn't too thrilled either by what went down in the UFC 246 co-main event, as he criticized referee Jason Herzog for not breaking up the clinch more throughout the bout.
It is highly unlikely that a third bout between Holm and Pennington will happen inside of the Octagon, as the UFC rarely books trilogy fights were one competitor has a two win edge over their opponent. There is no word yet on what is next for either fighter, as Holm has won three of her last five, while Pennington has won just one of four.