December 18, 2022 9:00 am ET
Former champ Holly Holm and Yana Kunitskaya will battle to return to title contender this spring.
Holm (14-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) will meet Kunitskaya (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in a women’s bantamweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on March 25. The event takes place at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, but broadcast plans have yet to be announced.
MMA Junkie verified the booking with multiple people close to the situation, who spoke on the condition on anonymity. MMA Fighting was first to report.
Holm, 41, is a former 135-pound titleholder. She’s competed just once since October 2020, losing a narrow split decision to Ketlen Vieira in her most recent outing at UFC Fight Night 206 in May.
Kunitskaya, 33, meanwhile, has been out of action since July 2021. The former Invicta FC titleholder took a hiatus from the sport to have a child with her husband, former UFC standard Thiago Santos. She lost to fellow contender Irene Aldana in her most recent contest.