The return of Jessica Penne and Jodie Esquibel in the Octagon will have to wait a little longer.
Penne's fight against Jodie Esquibel at Sunday night's UFC Phoenix was canceled due to an injury to Penne, UFC officials said via Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting. ESPN broke the story earlier on Sunday afternoon.
UFC released Sunday the following statement:
"Due to an injury, Jessica Penne was removed from her Sunday fight against Jodie Esquibel. The UFC's Phoenix card, broadcast on ESPN and starred by the heavyweight fight between Cain Velasquez and Francis Ngannou, will run as planned with 12 fights. "
Penne was one of three fighters to miss weight on Saturday morning. She ran out of two pounds while she weighed 118 pounds.
Penne (12-5) fought for the last time at UFC Fight Night 108, where she lost by unanimous decision on April 22, 2017 against Danielle Taylor. fall.
Esquibel (6-4) has not fought since last July, when she lost to Jessica Aguilar by unanimous decision.