Amanda Nunes will return to defend her 135-pound throne this summer season.
A blockbuster matchup between the UFC’s reigning two-division girls’s champion Nunes and former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm has been verbally agreed upon for July 6 at UFC 239. MMA Preventing confirmed the information Wednesday following an preliminary report by ESPN. Nunes vs. Holm is predicted to function the co-main occasion of the UFC’s Worldwide Combat Week pay-per-view beneath Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos.
Nunes (17-Four) is broadly considered the No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound feminine fighter within the sport. The Brazilian champion has gained eight consecutive fights en path to capturing titles in each the UFC’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions. Her streak is highlighted by victories over revered names similar to Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Valentina Shevchenko (x2), and Sara McMann. This previous December, Nunes notched maybe her most spectacular win but with a shocking 51-second knockout of Cris Cyborg.
Holm (12-Four), then again, rebounded in 2018 from a tricky loss to Cyborg by choosing up a unanimous choice victory over Megan Anderson at 145 kilos. A celebrated boxer who captured the UFC’s bantamweight belt in surprising vogue in 2015 with a thunderous knockout of Rousey, Holm bested Bethe Correia through third-round KO in her most up-to-date outing at 135 kilos.
UFC 239 takes place on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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