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    Default Unbeaten women's bantamweight Holly Holm signs with UFC

    A signed contract held up by UFC President Dana White signals the start of Holly Holm‘s octagon career.

    White today announced the popular fighter’s signing via Twitter, concluding several months of negotiations that started in earnest and then took a negative turn before cooler heads prevailed.

    “Welcome to the UFC, @_HOLLYHOLM,” the executive wrote.

    Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez, said the striking specialist will next Tuesday see a doctor for a final prognosis on when she can make her debut. Her previous outing, which came this past April against Juliana Werner at Legacy FC 30, ended in another TKO victory and a bantamweight title, but also with a broken arm, which she suffered early in the bout before finishing her opponent.

    Fresquez estimates Holm will make her UFC debut in late October or November, but declined to say whom she would first fight in the octagon. He did, however, say a title shot is not in her immediate future.

    “She’s going to build up,” he said. “We need to prove ourselves in the UFC; we need to prove ourselves with a couple of fights. Whoever the UFC puts in front of us, we’ll knock ‘em down.”

    Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), 32, brings an undefeated 7-0 record and a considerable amount of attention as an ex-champion boxer and popular draw in her native Albuquerque, N.M. She trains out of the famed Jackson-Winkeljohn’s MMA and has been seen trading punches and kicks with UFC champ Jon Jones.
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    It's always good to infuse talent into a division, but no one should be clamoring for her to fight Rousey at this point. Holly needs 2 - 3 matches to get her bearings and improve her skillset. I don't presently see her being a threat to Rousey. Rousey's got a chin, elite judo and a solid ground game; she's a bad matchup for even an elite striker.

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    Good addition to the ranks, probably not good enough to avoid Rhonda's groundgame.
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    Let Nunes/Zigano fight Rousey next, give Holm a fight or two in between.
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    Put her in there with Kaufman, Tate or Carmouche and lets see what she can really do
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    Default BREAKING NEWS: Holly Holm Signs with the UFC!

    Undefeated MMA star Holly Holm has signed with the UFC, according to UFC president Dana White.

    Full story at MMANEWS.COM: Dana White Announces Holly Holm Has Signed With The UFC

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    Well now I feel like an ass for posting the article from mmajunkie
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    Great news to hear. Does she get a title shot right away or does she get a fight with a top contender before a shot at Rousey?

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    Supposedly she's getting a fight or two first
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    Supposedly she's getting a fight or two first
    Good to see her in the UFC. I think she'll get it after one fight. There's not many contenders left after Zingano. McMann got rushed to a title shot and so will Holm.

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