28 May, 2020

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington rematch rescheduled for UFC 246 in Las Vegas

Former UFC champ Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington finally will have their rematch in January.

Holm (12-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) is set to run it back with Pennington (10-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC 246. The rematch originally was booked for UFC 243 in October, but Holm had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury.

MMA Junkie verified the matchup will multiple persons close to the situation. The persons asked to remain anonymous because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement.

UFC 246 takes place Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.

Holm, 38, returns to action for the first time since her title-fight loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 239 in March. UFC president Dana White questioned whether the former women’s bantamweight titleholder had anything left to prove after failing to regain the belt, but Holm insisted she did.

She will have the opportunity to prove herself in the rematch with Pennington, 31, who welcomed Holm to the promotion in February 2015 with a split-decision loss at UFC 184. Pennington is coming off a victory over Irene Aldana at UFC on ESPN 4 in July, a fight that snapped a skid that included losses to Nunes and Germaine de Randamie.

The latest UFC 246 lineup now includes:

  • Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
  • Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
  • Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
  • Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
  • Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
  • Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
  • Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington

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