What a time to be a fan of Women’s MMA. The UFC now has three title belts and the women’s championship fights have been better than a lot of the men’s. With that being said, lets take a look at some fights The UFC needs to make before 2018.
1. Holly Holm vs Julianna Pena
This fight would be a nod to the old days of the sport as Holly Holm, a seasoned striker would take on Julianna Pena, a world class grappler. At the same time it would also serve as a reminder of the evolution of MMA. Although “The Preacher’s Daughter” is a former pro boxer, she is no slouch on the ground and has great take down defense. And although “The Venezuelan Vixen” is a highly skilled ground fighter, she has been known to bang in the pocket from time to time and packs some power in her punch.
Both of these women are a big win or two away from the always elusive bantamweight title shot, and this would certainly be a worthy title eliminator. This has all the makings of a classic fight and I could see it headlining a UFC On Fox event sooner than later.