Sorry, Raquel Pennington. No Holly Holm, no main card spot for you at UFC 181.
Now that Pennington will face Ashlee Evans-Smith in the December 6 event instead of Holm, the bantamweight bout has been demoted to the prelims. The ladies will be kicking off the Fox Sports 1 broadcast, if that’s any consolation.
The heavyweight scrap between Todd Duffee and Anthony Hamilton has been promoted to the pay-per-view portion of the show.
The best news is the two feature fights remain unchanged. Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will open for the welterweight rematch with champ Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada serves as host.
Here is UFC 181’s official agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Alex White vs. Clay Collard
Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Raquel Pennington
Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones
Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman
Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo
Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton
Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis (UFC lightweight champion)
Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks (UFC welterweight champion)