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Holm trying to be first woman to win gold in two divisions

 
Holm trying to be first woman to win gold in two divisions
By Ryan Gerbosi, Newsday.com

Holly Holm just needed a fight to get back on her feet, but a chance to become the first female two-weight UFC champion was a pleasant surprise.

Since upsetting Ronda Rousey last year, Holm is on a two-fight losing streak that cost her the bantamweight belt and top contender status in the division.

Despite her struggles, Holm will face Germaine de Randamie (6-3, 3-1 UFC) for the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight belt at UFC 208 on Feb. 11 at Barclays Center.

“This is the fight they called with, and I took it,” Holm said. “There’s really no other fancy way to look at it. It’s simple as that.”

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