A solid bantamweight fight will head to Vegas for UFC 191 in Las Vegas. Liz Carmouche will take on Raquel Pennington on the card, which was announced on UFC Tonight Wednesday.
Carmouche (10-5) is coming off an unanimous decision win over Lauren Murphy in April, snapping a two fight losing streak. Pennington (5-5) is coming off a close split decision loss to Holly Holm.
The match joins Paige VanZant versus Alex Chambers as the two female bouts on the card.
The match will most likely be on the preliminary portion on Fox Sports 1.
Undefeated MMA fighter Holly Holm will make her long awaited UFC debut and it will be against Raquel Pennington.
MMAJunkie is reporting the match will take place at UFC 184 in Los Angeles February 28. Originally the pair was set to fight December 6 at UFC 181 but Holm had to bow out due to injury. Pennington would submit Ashlee Evans-Smith on the card.
Former multi-time boxing champ Holm has finished in all but one of her MMA fights.
The match is expected to be on the televised prelims on Fox Sports 1. The co-main event will see Ronda Rousey facing Cat Zingano for the UFC women’s bantamweight title.
WSOF vet Ashlee Evans-Smith has signed to the UFC.
The undefeated CFA tournament champ will be the replacement for Holly Holm against Raquel Pennington at UFC 181 December 6 in Las Vegas. Pennington announced the match-up on her facebook.
Smith won the CFA title with a win over Fallon Fox. Her last fight she defeated Marcia Allen by TKO this past June. Smith was a colligaite wrestler and a teammate of UFC fighter Carla Esparza.
Pennington (4-4) is coming off a loss over a split decision loss to Jessica Andrade. She won her official UFC debut with a decision over Roxanne Modafferi.
The fight is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 December 6.