Aged UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm is again.
Holm (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is targeted to sq. off with fellow perennial contender Julianna Pena at a UFC Fight Evening event Might possibly possibly even 8. The event doesn’t but luxuriate in an announced location or venue.
A person with information of the reserving confirmed the targeted reserving to MMA Junkie on Friday, nonetheless requested to remain anonymous for the reason that promotion has but to construct an official announcement. UFC broadcast associate ESPN turned into once the first to report the news.
Additionally, Pena’s manager, KO Reps’ Oren Hodak, told MMA Junkie contracts have not been signed, nonetheless verbal agreements are in region.
Holm, 39, is utilizing a two-fight winning shuffle. Following a unanimous decision victory over Raquel Pennington in January 2020, Holm defeated Irene Aldana by unanimous decision this past October. Holm’s only UFC losses luxuriate in come to champions or future champions: Germaine de Randamie, Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko and Miesha Tate.
Pena (10-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has won two of her most latest three outings. She is coming off of a submission victory over Sara McMann at UFC 257 in January. Her only losses since 2013 luxuriate in come towards de Randamie and Shevchenko.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Evening lineup for Might possibly possibly even 8 involves:
- Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez
- Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit
- Holly Holm vs. Julianna Pena