Raquel Pennington recently suffered a broken leg and other injuries after getting into a car accident while on a hunting trip in Colorado.
Sadly, the injured Pennington had accepted a title shot against UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes for UFC 219 just days before. With the broken leg from the car accident, that unannounced title bout will obviously not be taking place now.
This is all according to a report from Combate.
Nunes wasn’t offered a replacement opponent for UFC 219 and she will now be waiting until 2018 to make her next title defense.
Pennington is not expected to compete now until the second half of 2018, and a title shot upon her return may not be coming her way.
The upcoming UFC 219 card is now just about two months away and there is currently no main event yet set for the show. There are a lot of big fights set for the event, including Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza, Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza and a host of others.
UFC 219 takes place on Saturday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.