UFC’s November 20th event has received some recent changes as of late. While two bouts have reportedly left the lineup, one bout has already come to fill in a spot.
The new changes affect a card that is expected to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Penne Out of Fight Against Pinheiro, Replaced By Hughes
Veteran Jessica Penne won’t be competing next week, as she has withdrawn from her fight against Luana Pinheiro due to undisclosed reasons. She will be replaced by Sam Hughes, per a report from Nolan King of MMA Junkie.
Pinheiro is coming off a UFC debut that she won in May. The victory came in an unsatisfying fashion, as an upkick landed on her in the first round forced opponent Randa Markos to be disqualified.
Penne, now out of the lineup, was looking to score her third win of the year in the booking.
Gordon Out of Matchup Versus Bondar
Flyweight Malcolm Gordon has been removed from his November 20th matchup against Denys Bondar, as first reported by Nolan King of MMA Junkie.
The plan is for the fight to be moved to February 5th, per a statement by Gordon’s management.
Bondar’s UFC debut has been delayed for long now. The rising flyweight talent has been signed to the promotion since early 2021, although two previously scrapped bouts have kept him on the sidelines.
Gordon is coming off his first UFC victory, which was a unanimous decision over Francisco Figueiredo in July.
UFC’s November 20th card is set to be headlined by Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira. Here is how the lineup looks following recent changes:
Bout 11: Ketlen Vieira (11-2) vs. Miesha Tate (19-7) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Cheyanne Buys (6-2) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (6-2) (Strawweight)
Bout 9: Terrance McKinney (11-3) vs. Fares Ziam (12-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 8: Michael Chiesa (17-5) vs. Sean Brady (14-0) (Welterweight)
Bout 7: Rafa Garcia (12-2) vs. Natan Levy (6-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 6: Azamat Murzakanov (10-0) vs. Marcin Prachnio (15-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Adrian Yanez (14-3) vs. Davey Grant (11-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Augusto Sakai (15-3-1) vs. Tai Tuivasa (13-3) (Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Joanne Calderwood (15-6) vs. Taila Santos (18-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Tucker Lutz (12-1) vs. Pat Sabatini (15-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Luana Pinheiro (9-1) vs. Sam Hughes (5-3) (Strawweight)