TUF 20 Finale results: Jessica Penne takes split decision from Randa Markos

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LAS VEGAS – Veteran [autotag]Jessica Penne[/autotag] started and finished strong against a predictably scrappy [autotag]Randa Markos[/autotag].

In a three-round fight that ended with widely varying scorecards, Penne (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) took on fellow “The Ultimate Fighter 20” vet Markos (4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) where she was strongest – and won key exchanges to convince two of three judges of a win.

The women’s strawweight bout opened up the main card of today’s TUF 20 Finale event at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. It aired on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The final scores were 29-28 and 30-27 for Penne while one judge dissented in favor of Markos by a score of 29-28.

Penne came out aggressive in the opening frame and held dominant positions throughout the first round. She opened a cut just over Markos’ right…

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