Amanda Nunes will go back to defend her 135-pound throne .
A blockbuster matchup between the UFC’s reigning two-division women’s winner Nunes and former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm has been verbally agreed upon for July 6 at UFC 239. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Wednesday after an initial report from ESPN. Nunes vs. Holm is expected to function as co-main occasion of the UFC’s International Fight intersection pay-per-view underneath Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos.
Nunes (17-4) is widely regarded as the No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound female fighter in the sport. The Brazilian winner has won eight successive conflicts en route to capturing titles in the the UFC’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions. Her streak is emphasized by victories over respected names like Ronda Rousey, Miesha ta-te , Valentina Shevchenko (x 2 ), and Sara McMann. This past December, Nunes notched perhaps her impressive win nonetheless with a stunning 51-second knock out of Cris Cyborg.
Holm (12-4), on the flip side, rebounded in 2018 from the difficult loss to Cyborg by picking up a unanimous decision victory over Megan Anderson at 145 pounds. A renowned fighter who caught the UFC’s bantamweight belt in shocking manner from 2015 using a thunderous knock out of Rousey, Holm bested Bethe Correia via third-round KO within her latest outing at 135 pounds.
UFC 239 Occurs at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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