Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (12-5) has been forced to withdraw from this weekend’s UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia.
The 37-year-old was scheduled to fight Raquel Pennington on the main card, but a late injury will keep her out of the event. The trauma occurred late in her training camp for the bout.
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“The Preacher’s Daughter” posted a video on Instagram, explaining the severity of the injury.
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I wanted to say thank you to all of the fans who are always supporting me. I am super bummed I can’t fight next weekend. I was looking forward to seeing all of you and being able to perform there again in Melbourne. I’m staying positive and will be back to 100% soon. Just a little set back but I’ll be back before you know it 👊🏼.
The clash between the two was supposed to be a rematch from 2015 when Holm defeated Pennington via SD. WIth Holly out of the picture, Raquel has been pulled out of the card, too. There’s a big chance that the fight will be rescheduled for the near future.
As of now, the UFC has not determined which fight from the prelims will get moved to the main card.