Let’s try this again.

On Tuesday afternoon, the UFC announced they had rebooked the women’s bantamweight contest between Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington for UFC 184 in February. The two were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 181 in December before Holm was forced to pull out due to injury.

Pennington (5-4), a semifinalist on TUF 18, would go to defeat Holm’s replacement Ashlee Evans-Smith by first round submission. Prior to this win, ‘Rocky’ suffered a close split decision loss to Jéssica Andrade at UFC 171 in March. She will enter this bout with three career stoppage wins and a UFC record of 2-1.

Holm (7-0), a former boxing world champion who amassed a record of 33-2-3, has yet to taste defeat since making the switch to mixed martial arts in 2011. Since then she has laid waste to almost every single opponent thrown her way, securing violent knockouts in several different promotions. In her most recent outing, she earned the inaugural Legacy FC Women’s Bantamweight Championship with a violent headkick knockout over Juliana Werner in the main event of Legacy FC 30 in April.

UFC 184 is currently scheduled to take place on Feb. 28 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. A middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort will serve as headlining act while a women’s bantamweight title fight Ronda Rousey  and Cat Zingano take place in the co-main event.

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