Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington removed from UFC 243 because of injury

September 30, 2019

An injury has forced Holly Holm from her UFC 243 bout with Raquel Pennington. 

Holm and Pennington were slated to face off at UFC 243 on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. The event is Sunday, Oct. 6 local time in Melbourne. UFC officials decided to cancel the bout altogether when Holm was forced to withdraw, leaving the fight card at 11 bouts.

In a recent public statement, Holm said that she tore a hamstring muscle. 

“I have been injured and I cannot fight in Australia. The ligament or the tendon that attaches my hamstring to my bone, I tore 30-percent of it this last week in training,” Holm said in a video on her Instagram account.

“The good news is I don’t need surgery, but one week is just not enough time to be ready to fight.”

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