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Raquel Pennington To Step Up To Face Aspen Ladd At UFC 273

UFC 273 takes place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., And is headlined by the Featherweight title between Alexander Volkanovski and Chen Sung Jung.

Former UFC Bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington will take part in UFC 273 on April 9 on a short notice against Aspen Ladd. Ladd was booked to face Irene Aldana in UFC 273. But after Irene Aldana was ruled out for unknown reasons, former UFC women's title challenger Raquel Pennington (13-8 MMA, 10-7 UFC) lost to Ladd (9-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) on almost two weeks' notice. ) Has taken steps to fight. .

Pennington fought to win three fights, with successive victories over Marion Reneau, Pennie Kianzad, and Macy Chiasson. She has not lost since a unanimous decision against Holly Holm in UFC 246 in January 2020.

Shortly after the news of the short notice booking came out, Pennington took to Instagram to share her excitement for the occasion.

"2 weeks !!!" Pennington said.

Pennington will compete on the same card as her fiance, Tecia Torres, who will face Mackenzie Dern on the UFC 273 main card.

Load begins to recover from the loss of Norma Dumont in October. The defeat came by a unanimous decision in a fight that was both Ladd's UFC main event and featherweight debut. She is 1-2 in his current three.

What is your prediction for Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington?

With the change, the UFC 273 lineup includes:

  • Champ Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung – featherweight

  • Champ Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan – bantamweigh

  • Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev

  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres

  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov

  • Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington

  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks

  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Anthony Hernandez

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura

  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott

  • Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos

  • Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel

  • Kay Hansen vs. Piera Rodriguez


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