Unbeaten women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm this weekend inked a contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship which will keep her with the promotion through 2016 and beyond.
ESPN.com reports that Holm signed her new deal Saturday in Las Vegas, where she attended UFC 195 to cheer on Jackson-Wink MMA teammate Carlos Condit.
“We have officially signed a multiyear extension with the UFC,” Lenny Fresquez, Holm’s manager, told ESPN.com. “That’s all I can verify right now. We’ve signed an extension, and we’re very happy with the extension.”
As the report notes, it is not uncommon for the UFC to sign its newly crowned champions to contract extensions. Last month, heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum agreed to an eight-fight, seven-figure deal months after dethroning Cain Velasquez.
Holm, 34, famously seized the women’s 135-pound crown from superstar Ronda Rousey in a shocking upset at November’s UFC 193. The organization has yet to announce a date or opponent for Holm’s first title defense, though UFC President Dana White has stated on numerous occasions that Rousey will likely receive an immediate rematch.