Jessica Penne is again.
Possessing concluded a 20-month U.S. Anti-Doping Company suspension, Penne (12-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) is staying specific for a return from Hannah Goldy at UFC 260 on March 27. The function does not at present have an introduced place or location.
Two persons with expertise of the matchup a short while ago knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the prepared scheduling but requested to keep on being nameless as the advertising has still to make an official announcement.
Originally a 4-12 months suspension, Penne’s self-discipline was diminished to a 20-thirty day period get by USADA soon after she tested “positive at trace amounts for two metabolites of stanozolol, 16β-hydroxystanozolol and 3′-hydroxystanozolol” owing to a tainted health supplement. The suspension was created powerful retroactively to the date of the check, April 8, 2019. It was Penne’s 2nd job USADA suspension.
A previous UFC women’s strawweight title problem, Penne has misplaced a few straight fights. Right after a decline to then-champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Penne was then defeated by Jessica Andrade and Danielle Taylor.
Goldy (5-1 MMA, -1 UFC), a Dana White’s Contender Series signee, was defeated by fellow UFC debutant Miranda Granger at UFC on ESPN 5 in August 2019. Goldy has not competed due to the fact then, although was booked for, and withdrew from, a battle vs. Loma Lookboonme in February 2020.
With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Evening on March 27 lineup includes:
- Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou – for heavyweight title
- Champ Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title
- Jimmy Crute vs. Johnny Walker
- Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
- Hannah Goldy vs. Jessica Penne