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Upcoming fight cards will see changes as women's bantamweight contender Raquel Pennington now faces Jessica Andrade, Erik Perez returns from a long layoff to square off with Damian Stasiak, and undefeated welterweights Warlley Alves and Colby Covington prepare to do battle.
Eager to fight on her 27th birthday on September 5, "Rocky" Pennington hasn't had an easy road to UFC 191, with injuries taking both Leslie Smith and Liz Carmouche off the card. But now Brazil's Andrade will step up to face the Coloradan in what should be an exciting three rounder at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Tickets for UFC 191, which is headlined by the flyweight championship rematch between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson, are on sale now.
On the sidelines since June of 2014 due to injury, bantamweight prospect "El Goyito" Perez will return to active duty in his home country of Mexico when he takes on Poland's Stasiak, who will be seeking his first Octagon victory. The bout is part of the UFC Fight Night card in Monterrey headlined by Tickets for the FOX Sports 1-televised event, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Matt Brown. Tickets go on sale on September 11.
Then in December at UFC 194 a pair of undefeated fighters will square off as Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner Warlley Alves puts his 10-0 record on the line against 8-0 Colby Covington in Las Vegas. Oregon-native Covington most recently fought at UFC 187 on May 23 when he defeated Mike Pyle by unanimous decision, whereas Alves' last fight was this past August at UFC 190 when he won via submission against Nordine Taleb.