Carmouche (10-5) entered the UFC with a lot of thunder behind her 8-2 record. Her first fight in the Octagon was also the first-ever UFC women’s bantamweight bout, as she challenged, but lost to champion Ronda Rousey in February of 2013.
She has walked a rocky road under the UFC banner, amassing a 2-3 record. Carmouche will step in the Octagon at UFC 191 coming off of a victory over Lauren Murphy that she hopes to build on.
Pennington’s (5-5) path has been just as rough. She is 2-2 since emerging from The Ultimate Fighter. Pennington enters the fight with Carmouche coming off of a loss to Holly Holm at UFC 184 earlier this year.