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Raquel Pennington replaces Julianna Pena at UFC 171


On Wednesday, it was announced that The Ultimate Fighter season 18 winner Julianna Pena had suffered another serious knee injury that has forced her to withdraw from a scheduled bout with Jessica Andrade at UFC 171.

Wasting little time, the UFC quickly announced that Pena’s TUF 18 castmate Raquel Pennington would be stepping up to fill in and face Andrade at the event.

UFC 171 is set to take place on March 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event is headlined by a welterweight match up between Johny Hendericks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant welterweight title.

With Pennington stepping up on short notice, here is the updated fight card for UFC 171:

  • Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler for vacant welterweight title
  • Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
  • Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
  • Jessica Andrade vs. opponent TBA
  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes
  • Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer
  • Will Campuzano vs. Justin Scoggins
  • Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino
  • Robert McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng
  • Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford

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