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UFC Denver: Raquel Pennington meets Germaine de Randamie

The UFC’s 25th anniversary celebration event has been gifted a women’s bantamweight affair.

Former featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie (7-3-0) will take on Raquel Pennington (9-6-0) at UFC Fight Night 139 this November in Denver.

“The Iron Lady,” 34, hasn’t fought since being stripped of the featherweight belt she won from a decision verdict over Holly Holm at UFC 208 in February 2017. She has won her last three bouts.

Pennington, 29, had a four fight win streak snapped by champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 224 in May. “Rocky” will be the hometown hero in the contest.

UFC Fight Night 139 is set for Nov. 4 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Tentative bouts include:

Joseph Benaivdez (25-5-0) vs. Ray Borg (11-3-0)

Germaine de Randamie (7-3-0) vs. Raquel Pennington (9-6-0)

Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-4-0) vs. Ashley Yoder (5-4-0)

Donald Cerrone (33-11-1) vs, Mike Perry (12-3-0)

Frankie Edgar (23-6-1) vs. Chan Sung Jung (14-4-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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