Champ Holly Holm signs extension with UFC, manager says they’re “very happy” with terms

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm has come to terms with the UFC on a new contract extension, and though no details have been released, it seems to be favorable to the recently crowned title holder.

In an interview with, Holm’s manager Lenny Fresquez revealed the extension, saying only that they’re happy with the terms on which they’ve signed.

“We have officially signed a multiyear extension with the UFC,” said Fresquez. “That’s all I can verify right now. We’ve signed an extension, and we’re very happy with the extension.”

Holm took the title from Ronda Rousey in November, knocking out the previously unbeaten star with a head kick in the second round. Unbeaten herself in MMA competition, the former boxing champion enters 2016 off one of the best performances of last year.

Penick’s Analysis: Hopefully she got a significant piece of whatever UFC 193 drew, and will be getting fair value in future fights. Her performance against Rousey was incredible, and deserves to be rewarded, and though she herself still isn’t the star that Rousey was or that Conor McGregor currently is, hopefully she’s now getting paid as though she’s one of the top competitors in the sport. Given what Rousey’s commanding, that would be only fair.

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