“We’re not waiting around to fight anybody. Holly can be a world champion in MMA, too” said Holm’s promoter, Lenny Fresquez.
Bellator 91 will air on Spike TV with a main event featuring light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu against Attila Vegh. Holm’s fight will likely air during the prelims on Spike.com.
Holm (32-2-3, 9 KOs) is looking to make a transition to the MMA ranks in 2013, citing a lack of legitimate top-notch opponents in boxing.
Holmes' promoter, Fresquez Productions, announced that Holm (2-0) would be in a Bellator MMA fight on Feb. 28th live from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM. “We’re not waiting around to fight anybody,” Fresquez noted. “Holly can be a world champion in MMA, too, but boxing is her first love. We can’t make Braekhus fight Holly. Unfortunately, the dilemma for Holly is that there just aren’t any big names left for her to box, at least those ready and willing to fight her.”
Holm, 31, has a kickboxing background, so a transition to MMA isn't all that ridiculous. She already has two MMA bouts under her belt, and she won both by way of knockout.
Holm's head trainer in boxing, Mike Winkeljohn, is one of the head coaches at the famed Jackson's/Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts Gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Team Jackson-Winkeljohn is recognized as one of the best in MMA, featuring UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones, a training and sparring partner for Holm.