A girls’s bantamweight struggle between Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau is focused for an upcoming UFC occasion on June 20.

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.



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