The UFC supposed to move to Saskatoon, Canada, on that date earlier than the coronavirus pandemic put all occasions in limbo. The promotion hopes to find out a brand new location quickly, with Las Vegas the frontrunner pending the Nevada Athletic Fee’s resumption of fight sports activities.
MMA Junkie was knowledgeable Wednesday that Pennington (10-Eight MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Reneau (9-5-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC) have agreed to struggle on the cardboard, in response to two folks with information of the scenario. The folks requested anonymity as a result of the UFC has but to make an official announcement.
Pennington, No. Eight within the newest USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie MMA girls’s bantamweight rankings, is coming off a loss to former champ Holly Holm at UFC 246 in January. The struggle marked a rematch of a bout from 2015, the place Pennington additionally fell brief. The previous title challenger is 1-2 since combating Amanda Nunes for the belt in Might 2018.
No. 13 Reneau, in the meantime, is the oldest feminine fighter on the UFC roster at 42. She’s presently on a two-fight skid, together with her most up-to-date win coming in opposition to Sara McMann in February 2018. She most just lately competed at UFC on ESPN+ Four in March 2019, dropping a call to Yana Kunitskaya.