A women’s bantamweight bout has been added to UFC 202 as #9 ranked Raquel Pennington will face Elizabeth Phillips in Sin City.
UFC 202 will be held on August 20, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pennington (7-5 MMA) rebounded from a very close split decision loss to former UFC women’s bantamweight Holly Holm with a second round submission win over Jéssica Andrade and most recently earned a split decision win over Bethe Correia at UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans.
Phillips (5-3 MMA) lost her first two UFC bouts to Milana Dudieva and Valérie Létourneau, both via split decision. However, in her most recent bout Philips earned a unanimous decision over Jessamyn Duke at UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2
With this fight announcement, UFC 202 now looks like this:
Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor
Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
Rick Story vs. Donald Cerrone
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Sultan Aliev
Thiago Alves vs. Al Iaquinta
Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Raquel Pennington vs Elizabeth Phillips