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‘Tackle and grapple’: Pros react to Holly Holm’s win over Yana Santos at UFC San Antonio

UFC Fight Night: Holm v Santos Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

When Holly Holm and Yana Santos made their way to the octagon, it was set to be a battle to determine who’d maintain their position in the convoluted bantamweight title picture.

Holm, a former champion, was looking to right her ship after dropping a controversial decision to Ketlen Vieira last May. Prior to that, “The Preacher’s Daughter” had rattled off back-to-back wins over Irene Aldana and Raquel Pennington.

Santos, also a former featherweight title challenger, was also looking to get back into the win column after fans saw her knocked out against Alanda in July 2021. Since then, the woman known as “Foxy” took time away from competition to welcome a child to the world with fellow fighter Thiago Santos.

But after 15 minutes of action, Holm emerged victorious with a surprising wrestling-based attack.

See social media reactions following their fight inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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