Report: Holly Holm Has Knee Surgery, Returning In 2019


Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm hasn’t been seen in action since defeating former Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Megan Anderson at UFC 225.

The former champion won’t be back in the Octagon for the remainder of the year according to Ariel Helwani of ESPN because she has undergone surgery to repair an injured meniscus. The surgery took place this past Wednesday (9/5) and it will take four weeks of recovery time before Holm can even begin training again.

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Holm is also reportedly interested in fighting UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes when she return to action. That could be a problematic fight to put together at the moment because Nunes is challenging Cyborg for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title this December at UFC 232.

It could be Holm who does get the next shot at the title either way because she is currently ranked number one in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Division rankings.

This surgery was also the first time Holm had one done in her combat sports career, which also includes boxing and kickboxing bouts.

In an interesting side note, all three women ranked 1-3 in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Division rankings are either out with an injury or still out of action after giving birth.

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