Holly Holm will get another shot to add to the highlight reel when she goes back to Australia. Ther former women’s bantamweight champion will make her return to the Octagon at UFC 243 on October 5th and will rematch Raquel Pennington, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto:
Breaking: Holly Holm will return to the site of one of the most infamous knockouts in combat sports history. Holm will face Raquel Pennington at UFC 243 on Oct. 5 in Melbourne, Australia, per sources. More coming to @ESPN shortly. pic.twitter.com/iEZuhTMUzM— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 7, 2019
Holm (12-5, 5-5 UFC) is coming off a TKO loss to Amanda Nunes in bantamweight title fight at UFC 239 in July. It will be Holm’s first trip back to Australia since she famously knocked out Ronda Rousey with a head kick to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight title at UFC 193 in 2015.
Pennington (10-7, 7-4 UFC) is coming off a split-decision win over Irene Aldana.
The two ladies met for the first time in 2015, in what served at Holm’s UFC debut. Holm won the bout via split decision.
UFC 243 goes down in the Marvel Arena in Melbourne, and will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya.