UFC 297: Pennington vs Bueno Reported for Women’s Bantamweight Title

Raquel Pennington vs Mayra Bueno
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Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno might fight for the vacant women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 297 PPV event.

Ag.Fight is reporting that the wait for next women’s champion at 135 lbs will end at the first UFC PPV event of 2024 as Pennington and Bueno are set to fight for the vacant title.

The title became vacant in the wake of Amanda Nunes’ retirement. Nunes stepped away from the sport at UFC 289 in June this year after a win over Irene Aldana to retain the title that day.

Raquel Pennington was originally scheduled to face Irene Aldana at UFC Vegas 73 event before that bout was canceled to allow Aldana to fight Nunes at UFC 289. Pennington is currently on a five-fight winning streak. She secured a split decision victory over Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 67 event in her last fight. Pennington’s UFC record now stands at 12 wins and 5 losses.

Mayra Bueno’s recent fight at UFC Vegas 77 event was declared a No Contest against Holly Holm. Although Bueno had initially won the fight via submission, her victory was invalidated when she tested positive for a banned substance, leading to the bout being ruled a no contest.

Bueno is presently on a four-fight unbeaten streak, with her most recent victory occurring at UFC on ESPN+ 77, where she achieved a KO win over Lina Länsberg. Bueno’s UFC record currently stands at 5 wins, 2 losses, 1 No Contest, and 1 fight declared a draw.

UFC 297 PPV event is set to take place on January 20, 2023, and it will be broadcast live from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A welterweight bout is also reported for the event, where Yohan Lainesse will face Sam Patterson.

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