After major speculation Milana Dudieva would be facing Holly Holm come December, the UFC decided to go another direction.
TUF 18 vet Raquel Pennington will be the first to welcome Holm to the UFC at the Mandalay Event Center December 6th.
The former boxing champion, Holm (7-0) has finished by TKO or KO in all but one of her MMA wins. He last fight was in April winning via TKO in a five round fight to Juliana Werner.
Pennington (4-4) was a semi-finalist on “The Ultimate Fighter 18” and was a part of the “Match of the Season”. She won her official UFC debut over fellow castmate Roxanne Modafferi. She is coming off a split decision loss over Jessica Andrade.
No word on if the match is on the UFC 161 main ppv card or the Fox Sports 1 preliminaries.