Holly Holm Makes Octagon Debut Against Raquel Pennington at UFC 181

Written by Tom Ngo
October 9th, 2014

Holly Holm

On Thursday, it was announced undefeated Holly Holm (pictured) will make her big league debut against Raquel Pennington at UFC 181.

The December 6 event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After a back-and-forth battle at the negotiating table, Holm finally came to terms to join the UFC July. The standup specialist owns an unblemished 7-0 MMA record since transitioning from boxing in March 2011.

The 32-year-old has shown she’s much more than just hands inside the cage, finishing off five of her victims with her legs.

Pennington has split her two fights in the UFC. “The Ultimate Fighter 18” contestant was last seen in March dropping a decision to Jessica Andrade.

Here is the card’s current lineup:

Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington

Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton

Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo

Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub

Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis (UFC lightweight champion)

Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks (UFC welterweight champion)

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