Julianna Pena Suffers “Severe Knee Injury”; Jessica Andrade vs Raquel Pennington Booked for UFC 171

Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade 

  • 10-3 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Milana Dudieva, Rosi Sexton

Raquel Pennington

Raquel Pennington 

  • 4-3 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Kim Couture, Sarah Moras, Roxanne Modafferi

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UFC 171

March 15th, 2014

Dallas, Texas

American Airlines Center

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Ultimate Fighter 18 winner, Julianna Pena has been scratched from her UFC 171 bout with Jessica Andrade, after suffering tears in her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring in her training camp. She will on the sidelines for two years or more.

Jessica Andrade got her first victory in the UFC with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Rosi Sexton at UFC Fight Night 30. She made her debut in July of last year, but lost by second round TKO to former UFC title challenger, Liz Carmouche at UFC on FOX 8.

Raquel Pennington was successful in her UFC debut, defeating women’s MMA trailblazer, Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak to a couple of the top women’s bantamweight fighters in the world, Cat Zingano and Leslie Smith.

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