Women's boxing world champion Katie Taylor is expected to make her highly anticipated return to Ireland this Autumn, the current front runner to face Taylor in her homecoming bout has emerged to be former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm — this and much more on Tuesday's social media roundup.
Holly Holm emerges as the front runner to face Katie Taylor at Croke Park this Autumn
Despite suffering a tough loss to Ketlen Vieira this past weekend, the former UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm has today emerged as the front runner to face the current #1 ranked female boxer on the planet Katie Taylor this Autumn in Ireland.
This news was revealed this morning by Irish boxing reporter Sean McGoldrick who broke the news after reporting that negotiations for a rematch between Taylor and Amanda Serrano had been halted.
Holly Holm emerges as front-runner to fight Katie Taylor in Croke Park homecoming https://t.co/7cNrZHmBlw— Sean McGoldrick (@SeanMcGoldrick1) May 24, 2022
Despite having taken a lot of tough losses inside the Octagon recently, Holm has been expressing her desire to return to the boxing ring before she calls time on her combat sports career, and a fight against Taylor would be perfect for her as there is probably not a bigger fight out there for Holm in MMA.
Many people will be confused as to why Holm is the front runner to face Taylor in her return fight in Ireland but given the fact that Holm has been a household name ever since she knocked out Ronda Rousey and given that she is about to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, you can't really argue with the reasons for the fight being spoke about despite Holm not being active in boxing.
McGoldrick also reported that although Holm is now the favorite to face Taylor, the one major stumbling block will be whether or not UFC president Dana White will be willing to sign off on a deal to let Holm fight outside of the promotion as she is still under contract with the UFC.
Would you like to see Taylor and Holm fight if the rematch with Serrano can't be made?
On this day in 2014...
On this day in 2014 one of the biggest upsets in UFC history happened.
#OnThisDay TJ Dillashaw became the first fighter from Team Alpha Male to become UFC champion when he beat Renan Barao at UFC 173 --— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 24, 2022
He celebrated with his mentor Urijah Faber and embraced coach Duane Ludwig and the drama was just beginning.. --pic.twitter.com/161fzteKFd
Canelo Alvarez vs Genaddy Golovkin trilogy bout official for September
It is official, Canelo Alvarez and Genaddy Golovkin will fight each other for the third time on September 17.
The news was announced on Canelo's Twitter earlier today and he also confirmed that a venue will soon be confirmed.
Estoy muy contento de brindarles las mejores peleas y esta no será la excepción. #CaneloGGG3 este 17 de Septiembre -------- Sede por confirmar.— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) May 24, 2022
I'm really happy to bring you the best fights and this one will be no exception. #CaneloGGG3 this Sep 17th -------- Venue to be confirmed. pic.twitter.com/ow26TlWrmX
Junior Dos Santos disclocates his shoulder in Eagle FC debut fight
MMA heavyweight legend Junior Dos Santos fought his first fight outside of the UFC in 14 years this past weekend where he made his debut for Khabib Nurmagomedov's promotion, Eagle FC.
Unfortunately, the fight was stopped due to Dos Santos disclocating his shoulder in the third round.
Check out the clip of Dos Santos suffering the injury below.
Eagle FC 47 main event ends after Junior dos Santos dislocates his shoulder pic.twitter.com/DMRhp1j84D— Eagle FC (@EagleFightClub) May 21, 2022
Benson Henderson vs Peter Queally set to headline Bellator's next show in Dublin
An exciting fight will headline Bellator's next show in Dublin.
Ireland's own Peter Queally will face off against the former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
Benson Henderson x Peter Queally will headline Bellator’s return to Dublin on Sept. 23, per a release.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 20, 2022
The rematch of what was one of the biggest upsets in MMA history between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes will take place at UFC 277 in Dallas.
Nunes will be looking to avenge her only loss in the last eight years and reclaim the UFC bantamweight title.
Khabib Nurmagomedov confused as to why Cain Velasquez remains in jail
Since Cain Velasquez's arrest, many fighters have publicly backed him, including his AKA teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In a recent interview, Khabib explained why he was confused as to why Velasquez remained in custody.
Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Charles Oliveira to send himself and Islam Makhachev location
Since his retirement, Khabib Nurmagomedov has almost been acting as Islam Makhachev's promoter.
Khabib has been campaigning for Makhachev to fight for the UFC lightweight title ever since his retirement and now given the state of the UFC lightweight division, Makhachev may well be next in line for the title shot.
Check out what Khabib had to say below when speaking about a potential fight between Oliveira and Makhachev.