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MMA: Holm to fight for title

Albuquerque’s Holly Holm will be back in action Feb. 11, fighting for a newly minted UFC 145-pound women’s UFC title.
The UFC announced Tuesday that Holm (10-2) will face The Netherlands’ Germaine de Randamie 6-3) for the 145-pound belt at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“How awesome is that?” Holm said in an interview with ESPN.com. “In my dream world, I want to win the 145-pound belt and get back the 135-pound belt I lost. I’d like to hold both simultaneously.”
Holm won the UFC bantamweight (135-pound) title in November 2015, defeating previously beaten Ronda Rousey by second-round TKO. Holm lost the title last March in Las Vegas, Nev. to Miesha Tate by fifth-round submission.
In July, Holm lost by unanimous decision to Valentina Shevchenko in Chicago. A broken thumb suffered in that fight kept Holm out of action the remainder of this year.

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