Former UFC bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington will fight for a second time in 2021, but she won’t be facing Julia Avila at the upcoming UFC Vegas 45 event.
The fight night is scheduled for December 18 and it will be the final event in UFC’s 2021 calendar.
Avila has been replaced by Macy Chiasson after Avila was forced to withdrew from the fight due to a knee surgery. The 33-year-old Avila was coming off a dominant submission win over Julija Stoliarenko.
Pennington, 33, is on a two-fight winning streak with her latest victory being against Pannie Kianzad.
Chiasson made hr UFC debut back in 2019, but she has only competed twce since then.