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Boxing Champ Holly Holm Now Set to Face Nikki Knudsen at Legacy FC 24


Boxing champion turned WMMA prospect Holly Holm has a last minute opponent change for Legacy FC 24. She’ll now face Nikki Knudsen at the October event, who will be stepping in for an injured Erica Paes.

Holly Holm is one of the fastest rising stars in the sport, picking up four straight KO wins in her career so far. She last defeated Allanna Jones via head kick at Legacy FC 21 in June. Paes, a 2-1 competitor best known for handing Cris “Cyborg” Justino her one and only loss, reportedly took the fight after 40 other fighters turned it down.

Replacing her will be the 2-1 Knudsen, who picked up her second win earlier this year at Alaska Fighting Championship 96. This will be the first time she’s fighting outside of her home state.

Legacy FC 24 will take place on October 11 at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. It will be headlined by a bout between Ryan Benoit and Damacio Page, and will air live on AXS TV.

The full card is as follows:

Main Card

• Ryan Benoit vs. Damacio Page
• Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Chris Feist
• Henry Cejudo vs. Ryan Hollis
• Charles Byrd vs. Mike Jasper
• Holly Holm vs. Nikki Knudsen
• Damon Jackson vs. Javier Obregon


• Matthew Lozano vs. Klayton Mai
• Evan Thompson vs. Edgar Verdin
• Eliazar Rodriguez vs. Eli Tamez
• Sean Holden vs. Melvin Jordan
• Douglas Frey vs. Hunter Tucker