- Holly Holm has signed a six-fight contract extension with the UFC as her next fight approaches
- The former UFC champ’s representative said her goal is to still fight for the title
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has sealed her future with the promotion after signing a new six-fight deal ahead of her fight this weekend.
There are a lot of fights left
Holm is now 41 years old but her representative Lenny Fresquez is confident “The Preacher’s Daughter” is still one of the biggest draws in the UFC. Fresquez said the UFC knows how valuable Holm still is in the company and extending her stay was a no-brainer.
“(The UFC) knew Holly had lots of options out there. She was very sought-after and probably could have earned more money elsewhere…They (the UFC) love Holly… They know she’s one of the faces of the UFC and they wanted her to stay,” Fresquez told the Albuquerque Journal.
Still chasing gold
Fresquez added that though Holm is already aging, the goal is to still fight for the title and they are positive it will come sooner rather than later.
“Her mission is to get that gold. She’s one or two fights away from it,” Fresquez revealed.
As most of us can remember, Holm reached the heights after she viciously ended Ronda Rousey’s reign as the UFC women’s bantamweight champion in 2015 with a vicious head kick. Holm has struggled to pick up where she left off and went 4-6 in her next 10 fights.
Holm last fought in the UFC in May last year when she suffered a controversial split decision loss to Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 55.
At UFC on ESPN 43, Holm will make her first trip to the Octagon this year. She will be going toe-to-toe with her former training partner Yana Santos (formerly Yana Kunitskaya).
UFC on ESPN 43 is set to take place on March 25 at the AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas.