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UFC Inks Holly Holm To Fight Contract, Debut Expected Later This Year

Holly Holm

The UFC has added unbeaten MMA fighter Holly Holm to the active roster. Dana White confirmed the news with a picture of the signed contract and Holm.

“Welcome to the UFC Holly Holm,” White wrote.

Holm (7-0) recently won the Legacy FC title with a fifth round TKO victory over Juliana Werner. In the win, though, she suffered a broken arm and will be out until later in the year.

Prior to embarking on a full-time MMA career, Holm was a standout boxer. The 32-year-old went 33-2-3 and was an 18-time boxing champion in three different weight classes.

“I am blessed and very excited for this opportunity with the UFC,” Holm wrote on Twitter. “My goal is to keep learning and improving. Lots of hard work ahead.”

Holm currently trains out of Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA and has finished six of her seven MMA opponents.

“Thank you (to her coaches at Jackson-Winkeljohn) for helping me to get here, beginning of a new path,” she added. “Hope to make you proud.”

1 COMMENT
  • Creature says:

    Here’s to hoping they don’t just try and fast track her to Rhonda so they have a fresh “contender” until they can get Cyborg in there with her.

    Not hatting on Holm in the slightest, shes an amazing striker and athlete, just don’t think she’s ready for Rhonda just yet.

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