Holly Holm (41, USA), who is called the GOAT (greatest athlete in history) of women’s fighting sports, is on her final title road.
Home, ranked third in the UFC bantamweight (61.2kg), passed the weigh-in at 135.5 pounds (approximately 61.5kg) at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time). On the 16th, he will compete against No. 10 Myra Bueno Silva (31, Brazil) in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Home vs. Bueno Silva’. Opponent Silva also weighed 136 pounds (approximately 61.7 kg) and completed preparations for the decisive match.
Home is considered one of the women’s fighting sports 토토사이트GOAT, having won champions in both boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA). She has defended her titles 16 times in three weight classes in boxing. In 2015, she defeated Ronda Rousey (36 ∙ USA) to become the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Not only that, she is also an amateur kickboxing champion. Even in her old age, she has consistently maintained her skills.
This may be her last chance. The absolutely reigning Amanda Nunes (35 ∙ Brazil) retired, leaving her women’s bantamweight title vacant. Former champion Juliana Pena (33, USA) and No. 2 Raquel Pennington (34, USA) are appealing for participation in the title match. There are even rumors of Rousey’s comeback. If Home, who is in third place, also wins this match, she could be a strong candidate for the title match.
“I’ve always wanted the championship belt back, and I feel like I’m not far from a title fight,” Holm told UFC. “Now the title is vacant. If I win just one game, I think I will have a title fight.”
“It’s like a gift from God,” Bueno Silva said of the game against home. I am so happy. I am grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to fight an excellent fighter who is a former champion.”
On this day, ‘Iron Turtle’ Park Jun-yong (32) will participate in the main card match. Park Jun-yong passed the middleweight (83.9 kg) weigh-in at 186 pounds (approximately 84.4 kg). Opponent Albert Durayev also weighed 185 pounds (approximately 83.9 kg) and completed preparations for the match.
As Park Jun-yong had hoped, he would fight earlier than the co-main event. The match between Jack Della Maddalena (26, Australia) and Basil Hafez (31, USA) was newly entered and was decided as the co-main event, and Park Jun-yong will fight in the fourth match of the main card. Park Jun-yong has hoped to participate early, saying, “I like to fight early and finish quickly.”
Regarding this match, Park Jun-yong said, “Duraev seems to be slightly better at wrestling and grounding, and I think I am better at standing hitting. The key to this match is whether you can attract the opponent to the area you are confident in,” he predicted. “It will be a fierce battle throughout the 3rd round.”
The UFC Fight Night: Home vs. Bueno Silva main card featuring Park Jun-yong will be broadcast live on tvN SPORTS and TVING from 11:00 am on Sunday, July 16th.