source | MMAJunkie.com
The highly anticipated UFC debut of former world boxing champion Holly Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely take place at UFC 184, where she is expected to meet Raquel Pennington (5-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
MMAjunkie has confirmed with multiple sources close to the fighters that verbal agreements are in place with both athletes and that bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.
The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to publicly discuss such matters. Holm’s pending medical clearance, which she is expected to obtain as soon as this week, is said to be the only remaining roadblock before UFC brass can officially announce the matchup.
UFC 184 takes place Feb. 28 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view, though an official bout order for the evening has yet to be revealed.