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Per ESPN, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, will return to action opposite Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner Julianna Pena on May 8, 2020 at a UFC Fight Night event in a yet to be disclosed location.
Holm is pursuing yet another title shot, but “The Preacher’s Daughter” has impressed since her 2019 loss to Amanda Nunes. Last year, she picked up a pair of clear-cut decision wins over Raquel Pennington and Irene Aldana. The second victory was particularly impressive, as Holm battered the up-and-coming boxer for the majority of five rounds to reassert herself as a title contender.
Meanwhile, Julianna Pena has won two of her last three bouts. Though she does have a recent loss to top contender Germaine de Randamie, Pena impressed in her last showing, strangling Olympic wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann. She immediately called out Amanda Nunes and accused of her of ducking ... which is ridiculous. So while an immediate title shot may not materialize for “Venezualan Vixen,” a high-profile showdown with Holm is likely the next best opportunity.
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Henry Cejudo is really dedicated to his cringe act for a retired guy.
Stay tune for the rest of cringe ....... pic.twitter.com/xOgooPcsJR— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) February 19, 2021
Angela Hill threw some shade at Tecia Torres, but “Tiny Tornado” HAD A SEVEN POINT ARGUMENT ready for her.
Hey @TeciaTorres heard you’d rather sit out till October than fight me, you signed the contract for Dec., what changed, u got paid for beating a last minute newb? Good to know ur still terrified of fighting me after all these years. Staying ready cause these bitches are scurd.— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) February 19, 2021
UFC just recently signed Zabit Magomedsharipov’s younger brother Khasan, but that won’t stop big brother from throwing him around!
Curtis Blaydes is one of a kind.
Jose Aldo works his bread and butter combination.
There are simply countless amazing fights to be made at 155 lbs.
Is Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 the fight to make?
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Highlights from former Glory Welterweight champion Joseph Valtellini!
Three different variations of a fighter (or fighters!) hitting the canvas:
Single Knockdown ➡️ Double Knockdown ➡️ ...TRIPLE Knockdown??? pic.twitter.com/PYzROLCKQI— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) February 19, 2021
I love the feinted kick into stance switch setup for power punches!
A great wobble at LFA 91 pic.twitter.com/NecgAMNSiN— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) February 20, 2021
He didn’t stick the landing.
Midnight Music: Leon Bridges’ 2015 LP Coming Home is one of the best modern takes on classic soul of the last decade.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.