UFC Signs Holly Holm To Deal

Published on July 12th, 2014 7:05 pm EST

Women's MMA is about to get a big shot in the arm.

Earlier this week, Dana White announced via his Instagram account that the UFC had signed former boxer and current MMA fighter Holly Holm to a deal. The UFC is obviously hoping that Holm can eventually challenge current Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, in the near future. Holm, who was at one time considered the best pound-for-pound female boxer in the world, has compiled a 7-0 record since entering mixed martial arts.

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There are more potential developments on the horizon as well.

Dana White recently revealed that the UFC will be trying to sign former Strikeforce title contender Gina Carano to a deal this week.

Carano, who hasn't fought professionally since August of 2009, is still one of the biggest names in women's mixed martial arts thanks to a movie career that has included appearances in Haywire and Fast and the Furious 6. A Carano/Rousey fight would obviously do tremendous business.

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As if that weren't enough, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino recently revealed that she plans to drop down to 135 pounds. Justino is looking for a Bantamweight fight in December - if that fight goes well, don't be surprised to see her in the UFC shortly after.

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So, these three fights may be taking place over the next couple of years:

Ronda Rousey vs Gina Carano
Ronda Rousey vs Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino
Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm

I smell money!


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