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‘Her UFC Career Is Literally That One Fight With Ronda’ – Former Women’s Champ Holly Holm’s Return News Sets Off UFC Fans

Published 12/18/2022, 5:46 AM EST

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Holly Holm has experienced a downward spiral since beating Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 for the UFC women’s bantamweight title. After securing consecutive wins for the first time since 2015, she suffered a split decision defeat to Ketlen Vieira on May 21. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion has remained off the radar since then, until now.

Per ESPN MMA, the #3 ranked bantamweight will return to the octagon in the spring and look to return to winning ways against Yana Kunitskaya. As the 41-year-old has failed to get on a run, fans had mixed reactions to this news.


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Fans react to Holly Holm’s return to the octagon

Some fans were happy to see the former UFC bantamweight champion return to the octagon. A social media user tweeted, “Her ufc career is literally that one fight with Ronda.” 

Though the former kickboxing legend has 14 professional MMA wins in her career, her most famous conquest came against former UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. Being the first one to beat ‘Rowdy’, Holm’s win came to be known as one of the biggest upsets in the history of women’s MMA.


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It’s no secret that Holm is in need of a win as she has gone 4-6 after the Rousey fight. Hence, another fan tweeted “She needs a win. I love watching her fight. 👊🏼 @HollyHolm let’s go!!!!”

Many fans did not want to see the former bantamweight queen perform in the main event of the card. Fans were seen despising the news through tweets. One of them said, “This should be the featured fight……….of the prelims.”

Another fan added, “smh, why does she always get to headline.” 

Fans also took to Instagram to share their opinion. One of the fans commented that Holm would win by unanimous decision. Meanwhile, a bunch of fans discredited the main event and believed that Holm doesn’t deserve to fight in the main card.

At the time of writing, Holm vs Kunitskaya has not been officially announced as the Fight Night’s main event.


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Holly Holm looks to bounce back

Holly Holm had a perfect 10-0 undefeated record when she beat Ronda Rousey for the title. Since then she has won 4 of her last 10 fights. Some notable defeats have come against the likes of Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, and Amanda Nunes. With a recent loss against Ketlen Vieira, ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ now has 6 losses in her professional MMA career.


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The aging fighter is in a dire need of an explosive breakthrough and will hopefully be able to create another big moment in her MMA career. What do you make of this booking?

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Faizan Mirza

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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel