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Holly Holm plans to focus on Bantamweight, gives take on Kayla joining the UFC

LockerRoom Team
10 January 2022

Former UFC champion Holly Holm is planning to focus on fighting at Bantamweight. Currently holding a professional MMA record of 14-5 to her name, Holm is on a two-fight winning streak at the moment.

She outclassed Racquel Pennington and Irene Aldana in her last two fights and this came after her loss to Amanda Nunes back in UFC 239. Though she has been switching back and forth between Bantamweight and Featherweight, Holm now feels that it is time to focus on one weight category.

“When I fought at featherweight, that’s usually been the case. I’m always open to any fight and that’s why I took it, but if there’s another opportunity that makes more sense, that’s what I’m going to take. Because, I mean, yes, there’s a belt at featherweight, but you never know what’s going to happen,” Holm told MMA Fighting.

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The former champion further went on to detail why it makes sense for her to focus on the Bantamweight division.

“If [Nunes is] going to fight right away, is she going to go back for the rematch? That’s going to be at 135 [pounds] anyway. What is the angle at 145? What would I really be going for? That’s why I want to focus on 135 — which, 135 is where I like to be anyway. That’s my weight class. Yes, I’ve fought at 145 because I’m open to both because I want to fight. But it makes more sense to me to fight at 135,” she added.

Speaking of the possibility of Kayla Harrison signing with the UFC, Holm said that it would be interesting to see what happens since Kayla usually fights at Lightweight.

“Doesn’t Kayla fight at 155? She’d have to even get down to 145. You’ve got a big ‘45er [in Harrison] and ‘35ers that might want to come up maybe. There’s always that. I don’t know what they’re planning on doing with her coming over, if she’s coming over. I just feel like we’ll have to see how that plays out. If she really wants to come over and fight at ‘45, if that’s something she thinks she can do or not, I’m not sure,” Holm said.

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