UFC Is Reportedly In Works To Book Titans Of Clash Where Nunes Will Defend Her 135-Pound Title Against Holly Holm
Earlier on Friday Combate.com reported that Las Vegas-based promotion is in a process to book Holly Holm against two division champion Amanda Nunes for an upcoming UFC 237 Pay-Per-View event. Nunes will defend her 135-pound strap in the main headliner of the event.
Yesterday at UFC 235 pre-fight press conference UFC president Dana White unexpectedly broke the news that Holly Holm and undefeated prospect Aspen Ladd’s fight is off the card. But interesting he also said he’s working on another fight for both of them. Holm’s manager revealed the reason for the cancellation of this bout was ‘negotiations on a contract extension.’
Holm, 37, won the bantamweight title after shocking the world with a knockout win over Ronda Rousey UFC 193 back in 2015 since then Holm (12-4) struggled to stay consistent. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ is 2-4 over her last six, fighting between the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. Most recently Holm scored a decision win over Megan Anderson at UFC 225.
Meanwhile, current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is on an eight-fight winning streak hadn’t lost since September 2014, when she came up short against Cat Zingano via TKO. Most recently she knocked out Cris Cyborg via first round knock in the co-main event of UFC 232 to score the featherweight belt. ‘Lioness’ holds notable wins over the likes of Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko (twice).
Note here UFC still has to confirm this bout.
The UFC 237 pay-per-view will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. The co-main event features a strawweight title bout between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade.
Who do you think will emerge victoriously?