A women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm is being targeted as the headliner for the UFC 237 event in Brazil on May 11. The news was first reported by Combate.
Nunes (17-4) is on an impressive eight-fight win streak which includes first-round submission and knockout finishes over some of WMMA’s all time greats including Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Sara McMann. She is considered by many to be the pound-for-pound best female fighter in the world and is the only woman in UFC history to have held a championship in two different weight-classes.
Holm (12-4) has won two of her last three after picking up a knockout win over Bethe Correia and a unanimous decision over Megan Anderson, but losing a unanimous decision to Cris Cyborg. Also known as ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’, Holm owns additional notable wins over the likes of Ronda Rousey, Marion Reneau and Raquel Pennington. The former multiple-time world boxing champion has never been knocked out in her MMA career.
UFC 237 takes place on Saturday May 11 2019 from the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. The main card will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.
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