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Kayla Harrison, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm
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Kayla Harrison laughs off Cris Cyborg training with Holly Holm: "Go home already, nobody cares"

Josh Evanoff - March 8, 2024

The UFC’s newest signing Kayla Harrison is ready to move on from Cris Cyborg. The former PFL tournament winner is currently set to make her promotional debut in April. At the historic UFC 300 milestone event, Kayla Harrison will face former women’s bantamweight champion, Holly Holm. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ is coming off a no-contest with Mayra Bueno Silva last summer, and is hoping to earn another title shot.

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Cris Cyborg Will Help Holly Holm Prepare Ahead Of UFC 300 Fight With Kayla Harrison

Fernando Quiles - February 8, 2024

Cris Cyborg will be giving an assist to Holly Holm, who is preparing for a UFC 300 showdown with former PFL champion Kayla Harrison. Cyborg and Holm shared the Octagon back in late 2017. At the time, Cyborg was the UFC women’s featherweight champion. On that night, Cyborg successfully retained the 145-pound gold via unanimous decision. Fast forward to 2024, and Cyborg is now helping “The Preacher’s Daughter” prepare for the big April 13 showdown with Harrison.

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Kayla Harrison

Holly Holm shuts down comparisons between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 300

Harry Kettle - January 30, 2024

UFC veteran Holly Holm has shut down the comparisons that people are making between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey. At UFC 300, Holly Holm will attempt to get back in the win column. She’ll do so when she battles it out with the debuting Kayla Harrison, with the contest taking place at bantamweight.

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Kayla Harrison

Holly Holm eyeing title shot with UFC 300 win over Kayla Harrison: "My goal is always to get to the belt"

Josh Evanoff - January 29, 2024

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm wants a title shot with a win over Kayla Harrison. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ has been out of the cage since a no-contest with Mayra Bueno Silva last July. That bout was originally a submission win for the Brazilian but was overturned after a failed drug test. For months, there was radio silence on a potential return to the octagon for Holly Holm.

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Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison releases first statement after booking UFC 300 fight against Holly Holm: "My time is now"

Josh Evanoff - January 24, 2024

Kayla Harrison couldn’t be more excited to finally join the UFC and fight Holly Holm. Last night, UFC executive Dana White took to social media to announce the Judoka’s signing. For Kayla Harrison, her signing was long in the making. Since signing with the PFL in 2018, she’s teased a move to the promotion. In April, she will finally get the chance to fight in the octagon, against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at the historic UFC 300.

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Cris Cyborg reacts to Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm booking, asks Dana White for a spot on UFC 300

Susan Cox - January 24, 2024

Cris Cyborg is reacting to Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm booking and asking Dana White for a spot on UFC 300. The historic UFC 300 will take place on Saturday, April 13th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Kayla Harrison signs with UFC, set to debut at UFC 300 against former champion Holly Holm

Cole Shelton - January 23, 2024

Kayla Harrison is a UFC fighter and will be making her debut at UFC 300. UFC CEO Dana White announced on Tuesday night that the promotion has signed Harrison and she will debut at UFC 300 on April 13 against former bantamweight champ Holly Holm. The fight will also take place at bantamweight, which will be the first time Harrison competes at 135lbs in her MMA career.

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Miesha Tate

Holly Holm's manager alleges that Miesha Tate turned down rematch despite UFC 300 callout

Josh Evanoff - December 27, 2023

Don’t expect to see Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate 2 going down at UFC 300 in April. The historic card is expected to include a lot of high-profile matchups, and fighters. Already, bouts such as Aljamain Sterling vs. Calvin Kattar, and Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic have been added to the card.  Furthermore, names such as Conor McGregor have also been linked to the event.

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Mayra Bueno Silva

Mayra Bueno Silva has submission win over Holly Holm overturned due to failed drug test

Josh Evanoff - October 17, 2023

UFC women’s bantamweight contender Mayra Bueno Silva’s win over Holly Holm is no more. ‘Sheerta’ was originally set to face former champion Miesha Tate in a fight night headliner in July. However, due to injury, ‘Cupcake’ was forced to withdraw, and Holly Holm stepped in on short notice. The fight had added attention, as Amanda Nunes had recently vacated her bantamweight title.

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Chael Sonnen shares theory on Holly Holm’s recent setback at UFC Vegas 77: “What you're seeing is not a beaten Holly”

Susan Cox - July 18, 2023

Chael Sonnen is sharing his theory on Holly Holm’s recent setback at UFC Vegas 77. It was just last Saturday, July 15th, that Holly Holm (15-7 MMA) was defeated at 0:38 of round 2 by Mayra Bueno Silva (11-2 MMA) in the main event bantamweight bout. With the loss, the 41-year-old ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ has been eliminated from the pool of challengers for the belt.

Mayra Bueno Silva and Holly Holm
Mayra Bueno Silva

What's next for Mayra Bueno Silva and Holly Holm after UFC Vegas 77?

Cole Shelton - July 17, 2023

In the main event of UFC Vegas 77, Mayra Bueno Silva was taking on Holly Holm in a battle of ranked women’s bantamweights. Silva entered the fight riding a three-fight win streak and was a perfect 3-0 in the UFC since moving up to bantamweight. The Brazilian had won her last two fights by submission and was coming off a victory over Lina Lansberg.

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Pros react after Mayra Bueno Silva submits Holly Holm at UFC Vegas 77

Zain Bando - July 15, 2023

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 77 event was headlined by a women’s bantamweight fight between Holly Holm and Mayra Bueno Silva in Las Vegas at the UFC APEX. Holm had come from a controversial decision to Ketlen Vieira in May before bouncing back to beat Yama Santos by a unanimous decision in March. This is an important fight for both women to remain in the title picture at 135 pounds.

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Mayra Bueno Silva

UFC Vegas 77: ‘Holm vs. Silva’ Live Results and Highlights

Zain Bando - July 15, 2023

The Octagon remains in Nevada for the third-straight week for the UFC Vegas 77 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Holly Holm vs. Mayra Bueno Silva, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. In the upcoming main event, former UFC bantamweight champion and current No. 3 ranked contender Holly Holm (15-6) will be facing off against Mayra Bueno Silva (10-2), who is currently ranked No. 10.

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UFC Vegas 77: ‘Holm vs. Silva’ Weigh-in Results

Susan Cox - July 14, 2023

UFC Vegas 77: ‘Holm vs. Silva’ takes place tomorrow, Saturday, July 15th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Weigh-In’s took place today, Friday, July 14th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Ronda Rousey

Holly Holm doubts Ronda Rousey fights again but would "absolutely" rematch her if she does

Cole Shelton - July 12, 2023

Holly Holm is open to the idea of rematching Ronda Rousey. Recently, it was revealed Rousey has informed the WWE of her hard out as rumors began to swirl of her return to MMA and the UFC. As of right now, Rousey nor Dana White have confirmed or denied the rumors, but Holly Holm doubts the former champ actually fights again.

Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes
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Holly Holm disappointed she won't be able to rematch Amanda Nunes but expects to fight for vacant title next

Cole Shelton - July 12, 2023

Holly Holm believes she will be one-half of a vacant women’s bantamweight title fight. After Amanda Nunes dominated Irene Aldana over all five rounds back at UFC 289, she announced her retirement from MMA and vacated her titles. Immediately, many wondered who would be fighting for the vacant bantamweight title and Holm believes if she wins at UFC Vegas 77, she will be one-half of that title fight.

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Following dominant UFC San Antonio win, Holly Holm not committed to retiring: "I'm not ready to do it"

Fernando Quiles - March 26, 2023

Holly Holm knows father time is ticking, but “The Preacher’s Daughter” still believes she can compete at a high level. Holm shared the Octagon with Yana Santos in the co-main event of UFC San Antonio on March 25. The bantamweight clash went the distance and it was never close. Santos was outmatched in the grappling department and struggled with her opponent’s elbows on the ground. Holm secured the unanimous decision victory over Santos. This is her first win since October 2020.

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UFC

Pros react after Holly Holm defeats Yana Santos at UFC San Antonio

Chris Taylor - March 25, 2023

Tonight’s UFC San Antonio event is co-headlined by a women’s bantamweight fight featuring Holly Holm taking on Yana Santos. Holm (17-4 MMA) will be hoping to get back in the win column, this after being defeated by Ketlen Vieira (13-3 MMA) by split decision in May of last year. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter‘ has gone 3-2 over her past five fights overall.