After failed negotiations in the past, a deal is finally done to bring former women's boxing champion Holly Holm to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), as Dana White tweeted on Thursday that a contract has been signed:
Welcome to the UFC @_HOLLYHOLM pic.twitter.com/BxNVy8SYTR— Dana White (@danawhite) July 10, 2014
Holm, 32, fought professionally in boxing from 2002-13, and was considered one of the best in the world pound-for-pound as a junior welterweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight champion, competing between 140 and 154 pounds over her time in the sport. She compiled a career record of 33-2-3 with 9 KO wins.
In mixed martial arts, Holm is 7-0 with six knockouts and one decision, fighting on small cards in Texas and New Mexico, plus one Bellator appearance in February 2013 in Mexico. Her July 2013 head kick KO of Allanna Jones at Legacy Fighting Championship 21 won WMMA KO of the Year from our colleagues at BloodyElbow.com.
This is being reported as a multi-fight deal, and she does compete in MMA at 135 pounds, the division of UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who recently smashed Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds.
How successful do you think Holm will be in UFC?