Holly Holm and Julianna Pena to collide for UFC event on May 8

Holly Holm and Julianna Pena are set to fight against each other on May 8 for a potential title shot.

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Holly Holm and Julianna Pena

The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Holly Holm is reported to return to the Octagon on May 8. As per reports, Holly will return to action against TUF winner Julianna Pena. Both the fighters will possibly fight at the UFC Fight Night event.

Holly Holm is looking to get another shot at the title as she makes her return. The former champion has a UFC record of 14-5-0. Holm last fought against Irene Aldana at the main event of UFC on ESPN last October. Holly produced a dominant performance against Aldana as she won by unanimous decision in the 5th round.

Julianna Pena is currently ranked #5 in the women’s bantamweight rankings and like her rival she’s is also keen to seek that belt. The Venezuelan is coming off fresh off a victory against Sara McMann at the UFC 257. Pena submitted McMann in the third round and sought a dominant victory.

Will Holm seek her revenge against Nunes?

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Holly Holm

As per ESPN, Holly Holm is fighting Julianna Pena on May 8 at a UFC Fight Night event. Holm is looking to pursue another shot at the title since she lost her title to current women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. Though Holly picked up two victories against Raquel Pennington and Irene Aldana we all know her eyes on Nunes and the title.

Amanda Nunes is scheduled to fight Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on March 6th. The ex-champion is 3-1 in her past four fights losing only to Nunes. The winner of the Holm-Pena fight likely gets a shot at the title.

As for Pena, the former TUF winner is 2-1 in her past fights. Julianna did call out Amanda Nunes for a fight but it looks like she will be fighting Holm instead. Pena will look to win against Holm and secure her position as the No.1 title contender.

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