Holly Holm Booked To Face Julianna Pena At May 8th UFC Event

Holly Holm will look for her third consecutive victory on May 8th, as she is being booked to fight Julianna Pena at a UFC “Fight Night” event. The bantamweight bout was reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN on Friday.

The fight joins a steadily growing lineup that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.

Holm had a strong 2020, putting together two decision wins that put her on the longest win streak of her career since she became UFC Bantamweight Champion in 2015.

After earning a win against Raquel Pennington at UFC 246, Holm put together a stellar 25-minute performance against Irene Aldana to win in a main event bout.

She now fights Pena, who will be competing after over a year outside of the cage. Pena last fought in January, where he caught Sara McMann in the third round with a rear naked choke.

UFC’s May 8th card is currently without a main event. Here are the few fights which have been reported for it so far.

Bout 3: Donald Cerrone (36-15) vs. Diego Sanchez (30-13) (Welterweight)

Bout 2: Ryan Benoit (10-7) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (3-3) (Flyweight)

Bout 1: Holly Holm (14-5) vs. Julianna Pena (10-4) (Bantamweight)

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