Holly Holm is about to face the only woman to defeat Cyborg Justino in MMA.
Erica Paes tweeted a photo Thursday of her signing a contract to face Holm at Legacy 24 October 11 in Allen, TX.
Paes (2-2) returned to MMA after an eight year absence this past spring, getting a first round submission over Gisele Maciel. She is coming off a loss to Bethe Correia in June via decision.
Paes is the only one to have put a blemish of InvictaFC featherweight champion Justino’s record, getting a knee bar submission over her in 2005. She is currently trains at X-gym, with the likes of UFC fighters Anderson Silva and Jacare Souza. This will be Paes’s U.S. debut.
The former multiple-time boxing champion Holm (4-0) has dismantled all her opponents with KO wins. She made her promotional debut with Legacy in July, getting the win over CFA tournament finalist Allanna Jones by a highlight reel head kick knockout. She trains at the legendary Jackson’s MMA with the likes of UFC champ John Jones, UFC fighter Julie Kedzie, and InvictaFC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson.
The match will air on AXS-TV October 11.
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