UFC reportedly is giving mixed martial arts fans a card for the ages at UFC 197.
Featherweight champion Conor McGregor and women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm both will fight at UFC 197 on March 5, sources told Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter on Thursday. McGregor, fresh off a 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo at UFC 194, will move up to face lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. That means McGregor potentially could make history and leave with both belts in hand.
As if that wasn’t enough, Holm, who shocked the world at UFC 193 with her win over Ronda Rousey, will return to the Octagon to defend her title against Miesha Tate. The original rumors were for a Holm-Rousey rematch at UFC 200, but president Dana White said Wednesday that the new champion will fight before she faces Rousey again.
It doesn’t get much better than this for UFC fans.
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