Holly Holm, aka ‘The Preacher’s Daughter,’ has officially signed with UFC after months of speculation.

Holly Holm Signs With UFC

Fans have long been clamoring for Holm, 32, to join the UFC – undefeated in her MMA career after earning a 33-2-3 record as a pro boxer, Holm made a name for herself as ‘The Preacher’s Daughter.’

UFC President Dana White announced Holm’s move from the MMA to UFC on Thursday, posting a photo on Twitter of her signed contract and welcoming her to UFC.

Holm also addressed the news via Twitter, thanking her fans, MMA coaches and trainers and promising to “keep learning and improving.”

“Lots of hard work ahead,” Holm added.

Holm To Make UFC Debut In The Fall

Lenny Fresquez, Holm’s manager, said that he expects Holm to make her UFC debut sometime in the fall, most likely late October or November, but nothing specific has been set. Fresquez added that, whomever Holm would be meeting in her first UFC fight, she would not be fighting for a title right off the bat.

“She’s going to build up. We need to prove ourselves in the UFC; we need to prove ourselves with a couple of fights. Whoever the UFC puts in front of us, we’ll knock ‘em down,” Fresquez said.

Holm, who will compete in the bantamweight class, is expected to one-day rival current champion Ronda Rousey.

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