FORMER FEMALE BOXING WORLD CHAMP HOLLY HOLM SIGNS WITH THE UFC
*Photo Credit: Mary Ann Lurie Owen
Las Vegas, NV (July 11, 2014)– The UFC has signed former professional boxer and undefeated female bantamweight Holly Holm to a contract, president Dana White announced on Thursday.
“I’m excited,” White told ESPN.com. “I like the fact we keep bringing in more talent.
“With women or men, I never know what to think until I see them fight in the UFC. It’s such a different dynamic fighting here. There’s no doubt she’s talented and she has a lot of followers. People are excited to see her.”
White has announced when Holly Holm would make her debut. Holm (7-0) made her professional MMA debut in March 2011.
As a pro boxer, she won multiple world titles while having a career record of (33-2-3) with 9 knockouts. Six of her seven fights including the knockout over Juliana Werner in MMA for the Legacy FC women’s bantamweight title in April.
Holm, 32, trains out of Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.