Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Holly Holm vs Marion Reneau added to July 15 UFC show
Holly Holm, Marion Reneau
It was announced on last night's episode of UFC Tonight and confirmed today that Holly Holm will face Marion Reneau on July 15 at Valley View Casino in San Diego. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. Holly is the former boxing champ turned MMA fighter who was ridiculously overhyped until she won a split decision over Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut. She was fortunate to win as she didn't look very good. If it smartens her up and she looks better in this fight, it might have been a good thing. I'm not so sure. Several fans asked me about Holly's lack of punching power. I've watched her box. She's never been a power puncher. But in MMA, it's a bigger problem because she has no ground game. Marion should be a stiff test. Holly is trained by Mike Winklejohn in New Mexico. I like how Marion submitted Jessica Andrade in her last fight. A win over a highly touted fighter like Holly would really move her up the ladder. The only problem with Marion is she's 38 years old so she needs to be on the fast track. I think she's more versatile than Holly. Marion is trained by Bellator fighter Doug Marshall.