Recently the UFC announced that Ladd and Holm will battle at UFC 235, which will go down on March 2nd in Las Vegas.
The 23-year-old Ladd has gone 2-0 so far in the Octagon, and she’s coming off a quick, stoppage win over Tonya Evinger at UFC 229 in October.
The 37-year-old Holm (12-4), meanwhile, took on featherweight contender Megan Anderson in June and handed her a decision loss. The former bantamweight champ and decorated boxer has gone 2-3 in her last 5 contests.
So, this is a very interesting addition to UFC 235. Clearly it’s a massive opportunity for Ladd to jump right into title contention at 135. Holm, on the other hand, will likely need a win to remain in the title shot mix.
Update: MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi is reporting that Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez, says the fight with Ladd is not in fact finalized.