Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia set for June 17 in Singapore

Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia set for June 17 in Singapore

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

A women’s bantamweight bout between former division champion Holly Holm and former title challenger Bethe Correia will headline UFC Fight Night 111 on June 17 in Singapore.

UFC Canada just broke the news on Twitter.

Holly Holm was last seen in action at February’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn, where she took on Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship.

Unfortunately for fans of “The Preacher’s Daughter”, Holly was outpointed by “GDR” and lost the main event contest via unanimous decision.

Germaine de Randamie

After starting her mixed martial arts career a perfect 10-0, capturing the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title in the process, Holly has now dropped three-straight fights and is in desperate need of a win.

Holm lost her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in March of 2016 via fifth-round submission. Following her title fight loss to Tate, Holm was matched up with rising star Valentina Shevchenko who defeated Holly via unanimous decision.

Meanwhile, Bethe Correia was most recently seen in action at March’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Brazil, where she battled Marion Reneau to a majority draw. Prior to that, the Brazilian standout was coming off a split-decision win over Jessica Eye which took place at UFC 203 in Cleveland.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Holly Holm and Bethe Correia throw down in Singapore on June 17?

Holly Holm targeted to return at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore

Holly Holm targeted to return at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-3 MMA) is being targeted to return at June’s UFC Fight Night event in Singapore.

According to KalapakiJoes.com’s very own Chris Taylor, “The Preacher’s Daughter” has been offered a bout against undefeated Korean fighter Ji Yeon Kim (6-0-2) for the June 17 event.

Holly Holm was last seen in action at February’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn, where she took on Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship.

Unfortunately for fans of “The Preacher’s Daughter”, Holly was outpointed by “GDR” and lost the main event contest via unanimous decision.

After starting her mixed martial arts career a perfect 10-0, capturing the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title in the process, Holly has now dropped three-straight fights and is in desperate need of a win.

Holm lost her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in March of 2016 via fifth-round submission. Following her title fight loss to Tate, Holm was matched up with rising star Valentina Shevchenko, who defeated Holly via unanimous decision.

Meanwhile, Ji Yeon Kim was last seen in action this past November where she scored a second-round submission victory (rear-naked choke) over Tao Li at the “Top FC 13” event in Seoul, South Korea.

Kim has scored an impressive four finishes in her six career mixed martial arts wins, earning three submissions and one TKO victory in that time.

According to Taylor’s report, all that is left is for the former women’s bantamweight champion (Holm) to sign on the dotted line.

No word yet on if the potential Holly Holm vs. Ji Yeon Kim would headline the June card.

UFC Fight Night 111 takes place Saturday June 17 live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The entire UFC Fight Night event is expected to air on UFC Fight Pass.

What do you think of this potential match-up for Holly Holm?

BREAKING! Holly Holm will compete for the inaugural women’s featherweight belt at UFC 208

BREAKING! Holly Holm will compete for the inaugural women’s featherweight belt at UFC 208

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The UFC will crown a new champion at February’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn.

The promotion just announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will challenge Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title at the Barclays Center on February 11.

Holly Holm (10-2 MMA) will compete for the first time since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Valentina Shevchennko at July’s UFC on FOX 20 event. Prior to that, “The Preachers Daughter” was submitted by Miesha Tate at March’s UFC 196 event, surrendering her women’s bantamweight title in the process.

Prior to the setbacks, Holm was riding a 10-fight win streak which included her shocking head kick knockout victory over former women’s bantamweight title holder Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

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Meanwhile, Germaine de Randamie (7-3 MMA) was last seen in action at May’s UFC Fight Night 87 event in Rotterdam, where she scored a first-round TKO victory over Anna Elmose. The victory marked Ranamie’s second in a row as she had previously defeated Larissa Pacheco via second-round TKO at UFC 185 in Dallas.

Who do you think takes home the new women’s featherweight strap when holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie square off this February in Brooklyn?

UFC 193 lineup set with 13-bouts!‏

UFC 193 lineup set with 13-bouts!‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

UFC 193 is set to go down Sunday November 15 (Saturday November 14 in North America) live from Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The pay-per-view event is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight featuring current champ Ronda Rousey taking on undefeated challenger Holly Holm.

Ronda Rousey (12-0 MMA) is coming off a first-round knockout victory over the previously undefeated Bethe Correia, which took place in the headlining bout of August’s UFC 190 event in Brazil. “Rowdy” has now won her last three fights in an astonishing combined time of 64-seconds. The only opponent to ever get out of the first-round with Ronda Rousey was Miesha Tate, who suffered a third-round submission loss to “Rowdy” in the pairs second encounter at UFC 168.

Rousey now meets former Boxing world champion Holly Holm (9-0 MMA), who has gone 2-0 since joining the UFC ranks. “The Preacher’s Daughter” was last seen in action at July’s UFC Fight Night 71 event, where she earned a unanimous decision victory over Marion Reneau. Six of Holm’s nine career mixed martial arts victories have come by way of knockout.

In the evenings co-main event, women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will put her strap on the line against Canadian standout Valerie Letourneau.

The full UFC 193 pay-per-view lineup looks as follows:

Main Card (PPV, 10 PM ET)

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva
Uriah Hall vs. Robert Whittaker
Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve

Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM ET)

Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews
Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta
Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante
Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 6 PM ET)

James Moontasri vs. Brendan O’Reilly
Steve Kennedy vs. Rich Walsh
Daniel Kelly vs. Steve Montgomery
Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen

Who do you have taking home the belt, Rousey or Holm? Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your UFC News!