Multiple reports are confirming that reigning UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and top contender Raquel Penington agreed to fight at UFC 219 in an unannounced title fight. However, it appears that a broken leg as a result of a car accident on Wednesday has forced Pennington out of the unconfirmed bout. Nunes last appeared in September, outpointing Valentina Shevchenko in a controversial split-decision. After the Shevchenko fight, Nunes said she would be taking some time off.
Pennington last competed in November of 2016, defeating former champ Miesha Tate via unanimous decision. The unofficial title challenger has been out of action since then due to a string of injuries that required surgery. “Rocky” aimed to return at the end of this year but a “fairly serious” car accident will keep her off the shelf.
The UFC has not yet commented. It is unknown if Nunes will remain on UFC 219 or not.
We wish Rocky a speedy recovery!
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