Raquel Pennington will now face Jessica Andrade at UFC 171

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC quickly found a replacement for injured TUF champion Julianna Pena.

Pena, who suffered a serious knee injury in training, has been replaced by TUF 18 teammate Raquel Pennington at UFC 171 on March 15. Pennington will now face Jessica Andrade in a bantamweight contest, according to UFC officials Wednesday.

Pennington (4-3) won her UFC debut this past November when she defeated Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision.

Andrade (10-3) is 1-1 in the UFC, defeated Rosi Sexton via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 32 and losing via second-round TKO to Liz Carmouche at UFC on FOX 8.

Johny Hendricks will face Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title in the main event.

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