The 10 | Brace Yourself For The Big One

Former bantamweight champ Holly Holm welcomes two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison to the Octagon for the first time in one of several standout preliminary card fights at UFC 300.

Now more than eight years removed from her title-winning effort, Holm touches down in Las Vegas at an interesting point in her career, having gone 3-1 with on no contest verdict over her last five fights, including a win over current champ Raquel Pennington. But there are questions about her place in the division, which likely send the 42-year-old into this one looking to make a statement.

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After amassing a 16-1 record over the last six years, the 33-year-old Harrison signed with the UFC and jumps right into the thick of things here. She’s primarily fought at lightweight, so it will be interesting to see how she handles the transition to bantamweight, but physically and athletically, Harrison has the tools to be an instant player in the 135-pound ranks if all goes well in this one.

In addition to having an “Old Guard vs New Arrival” angle, this is a classic “striker vs grappler” battle, as Holm remains at her best working in space, utilizing movement and range attacks, while Harrison is always looking to get inside, get the fight to the canvas, and go to work from there. Whomever is able to dictate the terms of engagement should find themselves victorious in this one.

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