Boxing Champ Holly Holm Makes July 19 Legacy FC Debut
By: Mike Whitman Jun 14, 2013
Holm now has an opponent for her Legacy Fighting Championship
debut, as the former multi-time boxing world champion will square
off with Allanna
Jones on July 19 at
LFC promoter Mick Maynard announced the pairing on Friday morning.
LFC 21 takes place at the Arena Theater in Houston and is headlined
by a bantamweight title tilt pitting Matt Hobar
Holm, 31, recently announced her retirement from boxing to focus on
MMA full-time. The Jackson’s MMA disciple competed three times as a
mixed martial artist while maintaining her boxing career, posting a
3-0 record over the last two years. “The Preacher’s Daughter” most
recently competed for Bellator on Feb. 28, earning a second-round
technical knockout over an undersized Katie
Merrill at Bellator 91.
Jones saw her pro record fall to 2-2 in her most recent outing,
when she was defeated via unanimous decision by transsexual fighter
Fox under Florida’s Championship Fighting Alliance banner.
Prior to that May 24 setback, “Hands of Stone” kicked off 2013 with
a split decision win over Kelsey De
Santis to earn her spot opposite Fox in the semifinals of the
CFA women’s featherweight tournament.