Amanda Nunes is ready to defend her title.
The 30-year-old Brazilian mixed martial artist, the reigning champion in both the women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions in the UFC, will defend her 135-pound bantamweight title against Holly Holm in the co-main event of UFC 239on July 6 in Las Vegas.
Verbal agreements are in place for that fight as well, sources said.
The bout will be part of a pay-per-view event, which will take place at T-Mobile Arena.
Nunes (17-4) is a three-time defending bantamweight champion. She moved up to the 145-pound featherweight division in December and upset Cris “Cyborg” Justino in a first-round knockout for the UFC’s featherweight championship.
She trains out of American Top Teamin Coconut Creek, Florida.
Holm (12-4), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is coming off a decision win against Megan Anderson last June. She was scheduled to fight Aspen Ladd in March, but that bout was ultimately canceled and Ladd has since been rescheduled.
She is the first woman in UFC history to become a two-division champion, in addition to also being the first and only woman in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.