Macy Chiasson Steps in Against Raquel Pennington at UFC Fight Night 199
“The Ultimate Fighter 28” winner Macy Chiasson will step in on short notice to face Raquel Pennington at UFC Fight Night 199 on Dec. 18.
Chiasson is a replacement for Julia Avila, who withdrew from the contest due to a knee injury. Both athletes confirmed the new bantamweight booking on social media following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. UFC Fight Night 199 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight duel between Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus.
Chiasson has been victorious in five of her first six Octagon appearances, with her only defeat coming via unanimous decision at the hands of Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 160 on Sept. 28. Most recently, the 30-year-old Fortis MMA product outpointed Marion Reneau at UFC on ESPN 21 on March 20.
A former bantamweight title challenger, Pennington is coming off back-to-back decison wins over Reneau and Pannie Kianzad. “Rocky” also owns notable victories over the likes of Irene Aldana, Miesha Tate, Jessica Andrade and Roxanne Modafferi.
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