Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington Verbally Agree to February 28 Bout at UFC 184 in Los Angeles
After an injury cancelled their original December 6 date, Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington have been rescheduled to square-off February 28, 2015 when UFC 184 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The bout will help make up the undercard of the headlining bout between UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and challenger Vitor Belfort, and co-healining bout between UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano.
The injury suffered by Holm in mid-November took place during wrestling practice while Holm (7-0) was shooting for a takedown. Holm would experience discomfort in the neck and shoulders, and ultimately undergo an MRI which showed a herniated disc.
The UFC would ask Ashlee Evans-Smith to take a late-notice fight against Pennington (5-4) whom would go on and dominate the bout winning via bulldog choke with just one-second to go in the first round.
There is no word just yet on if Holm vs. Pennington will be featured on the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 184 card as they were for UFC 181.
As more details emerge SWFight.com will make sure to provide them.
UFC 184 Fight Card:
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano
Antonio Silva vs. Frank Mir
Ronaldo Souza vs. Yoel Romero
Mark Muñoz vs. Roan Carneiro
Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Roman Salazar
Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger
Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh
Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington