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Holly Holm’s Octagon Debut Set For UFC 181, Raquel Pennington

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Former world boxing champion Holly Holm will make her Octagon debut this December at UFC 181 against Raquel Pennington, officials confirmed recently.

Set for December 6 from Las Vegas, the event features two world titles. Johny Hendricks defends his welterweight title against Robbie Lawler and Anthony Pettis puts his lightweight belt on the line vs. Gilbert Melendez.

Holm (7-0) is coming off an April finish of Juliana Werner that won her the Legacy FC title. She went 32-2-3 as a boxer, winning titles in multiple weight classes.

Pennington (4-4) is coming off a split decision loss to Jessica Andrade in March. She won her Octagon debut over Roxanne Modafferi last year.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Welterweight Championship
Johny Hendricks (c) vs. Robbie Lawler

UFC Lightweight Championship
Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Gilbert Melendez

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub

Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante

Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton

Middleweight: Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo

Female Bantamweight: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington