ICYMI: Holly Holm undergoes successful knee surgery, targets early-2019 bantamweight return

A former bantamweight champion has undergone a successful knee surgery.

On Thursday, Ariel Hewlani reported that Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm underwent a successful knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Holm’s longtime manager, Lenny Fresquez, shared the information. The surgery was the first knee surgery of her 16+ year career.

Holm was last in action at UFC 225, winning a dominant decision over UFC newcomer Megan Anderson at featherweight. Fresquez says the former champ is eyeing an early-2019 return at 135-pounds against current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Nunes will be moving up to featherweight to challenge Cris Cyborg for the featherweight belt at UFC 232 in December. With Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira both currently mending injuries and targeting 2019 returns, the “Lioness” will have contenders waiting for her.

Source: Ariel Hewlani, ESPN (click here)

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    1. Nonsense?! She’s the UFC’s #1 Ranked BW contender! Is it nonsense just because she’s 1-2 at FW where she’s fought 3 out of her last 4 fights? Or is it because she’s lost 2 out of her last 3 fights at BW, with that sole victory over their #10 ranked Bethe Correia?

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