Holly Holm’s reign as UFC girls’s bantamweight champion lasted all of 1 battle when she was dramatically choked out by Miesha Tate at UFC 196. With Tate popping out of retirement, Holm is taken with night the rating.
In a Q&A with Laura Sanko on Tuesday, Holm expressed her want to make one final push for a title battle, in addition to operating it again with Miesha.
“My plan is to compete for the belt, so if that battle finally ends up being on the way in which there, then completely,” Holm stated (through MMA Junkie). “I at all times wish to avenge losses it doesn’t matter what, so sure, I want to do this, however I believe typically you will get so fixated on one battle that you just’re not targeted on no matter is coming your manner.
“No matter will get you to the belt, that’s my final aim and it will be superior if I may undergo and do all of it,” Holm added. “Avenge my loss (to Tate), then go to the belt.”
Followers might recall that Tate’s rear-naked choke end got here within the closing spherical of a battle she was shedding on the scorecards. If Holm had seen out the fifth she would’ve gained a choice and defended her title. As an alternative, Tate turned the champion and certainly that battle was the final win of her profession earlier than retirement. Holm has had title photographs at each 135 and 145 lbs since then however misplaced all three.
In her final battle, Holm appeared spectacular in her one-sided unanimous determination win over Irena Aldana in August. Previous that was a lower than thrilling determination win in a rematch with Raquel Pennington, whom she’d already overwhelmed earlier than. Whereas Holm says she “at all times wish to avenge losses,” she’s by no means had a rematch towards any of the 5 opponents to defeat her in MMA, though she did finest Anne Sophie-Mathis in boxing after her KO loss.
Holm was lined up for a battle with Julianna Pena in Might however needed to withdraw as a consequence of kidney swelling. Tate in the meantime has her return battle scheduled for July seventeenth towards Marion Reneau.