Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has withdrawn from her upcoming fight against Julianna Pena at UFC Fight Night 191 on May 8.
Pena, 31, was one of the first people that reported the news via her Twitter.
— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) March 7, 2021
According to Pena, Holm has acquired an injury, but the exact reason trauma is yet to be revealed. There is a report from the Albuquerque Journal that Holm canceled a boxing commentary gig on Friday involving a Claressa Shields fight due to a “nagging physical issue.”
It is unclear if Pena will stay on the card or the fight will get postponed, but “The Venezuelan Vixen” didn’t hesitate to call for a matchup with two-division champion Amanda Nunes, who shellacked Megan Anderson to defend her featherweight belt in the UFC 259 co-headliner.
Holm, 39, won her two previous fights against Raquel Pennington and Irene Aldana via UDs.