Pena herself initially brought word of Holm’s exit from the card
via Twitter on Saturday night. According to a report from the
Albuquerque Journal Holm canceled a boxing
commentary gig on Friday involving a Claressa
Shields fight due to a “nagging physical issue.” The nature of
the ailment was not disclosed, but apparently it was enough to also
prevent her from facing Pena in approximately two months.
— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen)
March 7, 2021
It’s unclear if Pena will remain on the card, but “The Venezuelan
Vixen” didn’t hesitate to call for a matchup with two-division
Nunes, who shellacked Megan
Anderson to defend her featherweight belt in the the UFC 259
Nunes didn’t seem especially interested in the possibility when
informed of Pena’s callout.
“So Holly is off, she [Pena] can fight Germaine,” Nunes said at the
UFC 259 post-fight press conference. “I feel like she has to get in
the mix, but we’ll see. I’m going to go back down, I’m going to see
my diet because now I’m pretty heavy, so yeah. I’m a champion. I’m
never going to turn down fights. I’m going to be facing whoever
Dana White wants me to face.”
The May 8 UFC Fight Night card doesn’t yet have an official
headliner or location.
This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com
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