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Holly Holm re-ups in six-fight deal with UFC

January 18, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Holly Holm during UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC is home for Holly Holm, who agreed to a six-fight contract ahead of her Saturday Fight Night bout with Yana Santos in San Antonio.

According to multiple reports, Holm, 41, has been in talks with UFC since her most recent fight in May 2022. While weighing a return to boxing, Holm was committed to a career in mixed-martial arts.

Her manager, Lenny Fresquez, told the Albuquerque Journal that UFC’s No. 3-ranked bantamweight fighter wants to prove she’s still a contender.

Holm (14-6) has lost four title bout fights, but Fresquez said she had “lots of options out there.”

“She was very sought after and probably could have earned more money elsewhere. They love Holly,” he told the paper. “They know she’s one of the faces of the UFC, and they wanted her to stay.”

–Field Level Media