Holly Holm’s Next Match May Not Be With Ronda Rousey

Holly Holm’s Next Match May Not Be With Ronda Rousey
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Holly Holm, women’s bantamweight champion, has reportedly signed a multi-year contract extension with UFC.


Dana White, UFC president, said it hasn’t been confirmed who the champion will be fighting next. It is “possible” that Holm could face another opponent before the much-awaited rematch with Ronda Rousey, who she defeated in November to clinch the title. However, negotiations for the champion’s next fight have not started yet.

Holm bagged the title in November in Australia, knocking out Rousey after delivering a head kick.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, speaking about Holm’s next match, White said, “I honestly don’t know what we’re going to do. We have nothing done yet. We have a lot of work to do.”

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While the president had thought of scheduling a rematch between Holm and Rousey at UFC 200 in July, no confirmation has been made yet. Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez, expressed interest for the champion to face off Miesha Tate. As reported by ESPN, Fresquez said, “We have officially signed a multiyear extension with the UFC. That’s all I can verify right now. We’ve signed an extension and we’re very happy with the extension.”

Holm signed with UFC in July last year. In her promotional debut at UFC 184 in February this year, she defeated Raquel Pennington.

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