Female fight legend Holly Holm isn’t ready to hang ’em up just yet, as she takes on Yana Santos (formerly Yana Kunitskaya) at UFC San Antonio on March 25. Holm’s 14th career UFC fight will serve as the co-main event on a card headlined by a top bantamweight tango between Chito Vera and Cory Sandhagen.
The UFC San Antonio prelims begin at 4 p.m. ET and the main card starts at 8 p.m.
holm vs Santos Betting Odds
Odds as of March 20
Using our odds calculator, Holm’s -225 chalk status equates to a 69.23 percent implied chance of victory, meaning a $10 bet on her pays out $14.44. At +187, Santos has a 34.84 percent implied chance and a $10 bet pays out $28.70.
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Holm vs Santos Preview: Who Will Win?
Let’s see what each of these women’s bantamweight fighters needs to do to win.
What Santos Does Well
It’s been a hot minute since we last saw Santos, who lost to Irene Aldana at UFC 264 in July 2021. The Russian got absolutely battered in that fight, but battled hard before the ground-and-pound loss. She threw some strong kicks, attacked aggressively and threatened Aldana on multiple occasions. The skill is there, and if “Foxy” can stay hungry, wing some hooks and get into clinch pressure on the cage, she’ll be poised to win.
But how will two years out of the cage affect Yana? I’m not so sure. Holm is 41 years old and coming off a loss, so Santos should have a fitness edge, but you just never know.
What Holm Does Well
“The Preacher’s Daughter” is very tough. She’d only ever really lost to the best of the best until her most recent loss to Ketlen Vieira in May 2022. That fight, while very close, lacked action, even with Holm’s excellent output in Round 4. Now, she’s facing a lesser opponent in Santos, who hasn’t entered the UFC Octagon in a long time.
I see Holm doing well. She’s no longer spectacular, but she’s well-rounded enough to keep Santos at bay and even mix in her wrestling. Control time and significant strikes will decide this fight, which is guaranteed to go to decision. That style favors Holm.
Holm vs Santos Pick
My official pick is Holm to win by decision (TBD). I can’t say there’s much value elsewhere in this fight.