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Video: What are the expectations for Raquel Pennington as UFC champion?

Years after her first title shot, Raquel Pennington finally claimed UFC gold this past Saturday at UFC 297 where she outworked Mayra Bueno Silva to win a lopsided unanimous decision and the vacant 135-pound title.

Pennington’s performance was a far cry from the only other time she fought for gold in May 2018, when she was ready to quit on the school during a beatdown against then-champ Amanda Nunes.

So what are the expectations for the 35-year-old Pennington now that she’s got a belt to defend? Our “Spinning Back Clique” of Mike Bohn, Matthew Wells and Brian “Goze” Garcia answered that question with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia.

You can watch their discussion in the video above, and check out this week’s episode below on YouTube or in podcast form.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 297.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie