Raquel Pennington and Jessica Andrade will meet again. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight Raquel Pennington has another new opponent for her bout at UFC 191.
Originally slated to take on Leslie Smith, and then Liz Carmouche, Pennington will instead engage in a rematch with old rival Jessica Andrade. UFC officials on Wednesday announced that Andrade agreed to fill in for the injured Carmouche on little more than two weeks’ notice.
At the pair’s first meeting in March 2014, Andrade earned a three-round split decision over Pennington on the undercard of UFC 171.
Andrade has won four of her last five bouts, with her last contest being a unanimous decision victory over Sarah Moras on July 15. Pennington, who turns 27 on Sept. 5, has alternated wins and losses since coming to the UFC, though both of her defeats have been courtesy of razor-thin split decisions. The Coloradan is coming off a hotly contested loss to unbeaten former boxing and kickboxing champion Holly Holm at UFC 184.
UFC 191 is headlined by a flyweight championship bout between titlist Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson. The event, which will be held inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will also feature a heavyweight scrap between former champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski.