Holly Holm is here to stay.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion recently signed a new, six-fight contract with the world’s preeminent MMA promotion ahead of her Yana Santos bout, scheduled for UFC San Antonio this Sat. night (March 25, 2023) at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
“(The UFC) knew Holly had lots of options out there,” manager Lenny Fresquez told Albuquerque Journal. “She was very sought-after and probably could have earned more money elsewhere. Her mission is to get that gold. She’s one or two fights away from it.”
Holm, 41, is coming off a split decision loss to Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 55 back in May 2022 but remains ranked No. 3 at 135 pounds. Santos is currently ranked No. 6 so defeating “Foxy” is unlikely to get “The Preacher’s Daughter” any close to the title, currently held by Amanda Nunes.
“Lioness” defeated Holm by technical knockout at UFC 239.