Holly Holm has signed with the UFC. | Photo: Robert Lopez/Sherdog.com
After what seems like an eternity, former boxing standout and Legacy FC 135-pound champion Holly Holm has signed a contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship.
UFC officials formally made the announcement on Thursday.
At the age of 32 and with seven fights under her belt, “The Preacher’s Daughter” has long been considered a test for Ronda Rousey’s bantamweight title.
The former women’s boxing champion has garnered five of her six knockouts or TKOs by way of her vicious leg power. This was most recently on full display when she landed a head kick against Juliana Werner at LFC 30 in April.
Rumors have swirled of Holm’s signing with UFC for quite some time, ultimately culminating in a meeting between both parties during UFC 171 in Dallas. The two sides didn’t reach an offer resulting in UFC President Dana White saying he was “not interested whatsoever.”