Breaking: Amanda Nunes And Raquel Pennington Booked For UFC 219, Then Immediately After Pennington Had A Car Accident

Well, we had an undisclosed title fight on our hands in the UFC’s female bantamweight division.

However, a car accident has now doomed the bout, after Raquel Pennington suffered a broken leg in the collision.

Brazil’s Combate has the scoop: (Translated)

A few days after verbal agreement to contest the women’s bantamweight belt against Leone at UFC 219, the American suffers injury and is out of the end-of-the-year card

An unhappiness will have to make Raquel Pennington postpone the dream of competing for the Ultimate Women’s (up to 61kg) bantamweight belt. After having a verbal agreement to face Amanda Nunes at UFC 219 on December 30 in Las Vegas, the American suffered a broken leg in a car accident on Wednesday in Colorado, and is out of the duel, according to .

There is still no more detailed information about the severity of the injury and the recovery time.

Neither of the two fighters even received the contract, but both had already accepted the duel, with date and location. The trend is that Amanda Nunes does not win a replacement at UFC 219 and has her fight postponed until 2018.

Pennington is No. 4 in the ranks and has followed four consecutive wins, including wins over Brazilian Jéssica Andrade, then in the division up to 61kg, and Bethe Correia. In her last appointment, she beat Miesha Tate by unanimous decision in November 2016.