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Holly Holm confirmed for UFC Singapore Fight Night as she attempts to resurrect faltering career against Bethe Correia

The organisation makes its highly anticipated return to Asia on June 17 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and 35-year-old Holm, who inflicted a first defeat on UFC superstar Rhonda Rousey in November 2015, is the big draw of its card

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 April, 2017, 12:34pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 April, 2017, 10:32pm

UFC has announced former bantamweight champion Holly Holm will face Bethe Correia in the headline fight for its highly anticipated upcoming Singapore card.

The organisation makes its return to Asia on June 17 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and 35-year-old Holm, who became the first fighter to defeat UFC superstar Rhonda Rousey in November 2015, is the big draw of its card.

Holm has lost her last three fights since her victory over Rousey including a defeat to Netherlands’ Germaine de Randamie last time out in February when the two clashed for the inaugural feather weight title.

Her opponent, Brazilian Correia, was beaten by Rousey in a bantamweight title fight in 2015 and has a win, a draw and a loss in her last three outings.

The highlight of Holm’s MMA career so far was when she shot to fame after dethroning the dominant Rousey at UFC 193.

The “kick heard around the world” at UFC 193 was watched by a crowd of over 56,000 and made Holm an instant household name. After winning an impressive 10 straight fights with seven knockout finishes through 2015, Holm will be looking to resurrect her career in Singapore after a recent bad run.

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Meanwhile, Correia, a veteran who fell to Rousey when she challenged for the title in August 2015, returns to the octagon following a majority draw against Marion Reneau in March.

UFC previously announced some of the undercard fights for the June 17 event.

UFC makes long-awaited return to Asia with Singapore set to host fight night in June

Former UFC heavyweight champion and current No 8-ranked Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski will face off against surging Polish prodigy Marcin “Tybur” Tybura.

While Japanese MMA legend, Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi, (35-12-0,1NC) will meet American, Jon “Super Saiyan” Tuck (9-4-0).

UFC announced that tickets for Fight Night Singapore went on sale today.