LFC promoter Mick Maynard informed Sherdog.com of the signing on
Wednesday. According to Maynard, Holm will make her LFC debut on
July 19 at
LFC 21 against a to-be-named opponent. The event takes place at
the Arena Theater in Houston and is headlined by a bantamweight
title headliner between Angel
Huerta and Matt Hobar.
The evening’s main card airs live on AXS TV and will also see
ex-UFC talent Leonard
Garcia make his promotional debut against Rey
Holm recently announced her retirement from boxing in order to
focus full time on mixed martial arts. The New Mexican has held
world titles with multiple organizations and was named Ring
Magazine’s female fighter of the year in 2005 and 2006. Holm closed
out her pugilistic career with a unanimous decision victory over
Mary McGee on May 11 to retain her IBA and WBF belts.
The 31-year-old southpaw competed in MMA three times while
maintaining her boxing career, picking up two victories in 2011
before returning to the cage this past February, when she stopped
an undersized Katie
Merrill at Bellator 91.