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TUF 18 Winner Julianna Pena Out, Raquel Pennington In at UFC 171

Written by Tom Ngo
January 29th, 2014
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“The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner Julianna Pena has suffered a “severe” knee injury that will force her out of her March 15 tango with Jessica Andrade. As we all know full well, the Octagon waits for no woman, as TUF 18 teammate Raquel Pennington (pictured) has agreed to step in at UFC 171.

The UFC announced the swap Wednesday night via Twitter.

Pennington collected a unanimous decision victory over Roxanne Modafferi at the TUF 18 Finale. “Rocky” had dropped her two prior bouts before November’s win.

Andrade posted a unanimous decision win over Rosi Sexton in her Octagon debut.

The 135-pound affair will appear in the card’s prelims.

American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas hosts the festivities.

Here is the event’s revised lineup:

Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford

Frank Trevino vs. Renee Forte Teixeira

Bubba McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng

Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington

Justin Scoggins vs. William Campuzano

Sean Spencer vs. Alex Garcia

Jimy Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story

Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux

Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields

Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez

Tyron Woodley vs. Carlos Condit

Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks (for vacant UFC welterweight title)

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