Holly Holm’s troubles getting back in the octagon continue with the former UFC champ being forced to withdraw from her upcoming main event.

Holm (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), a former UFC women’s bantamweight titleholder, has suffered a knee injury that has caused the cancellation of her scheduled matchup with Norma Dumont (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 195 on Oct. 16.

MMA Junkie verified the news with a person close to the situation who requested anonymity. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani first reported the news on Substack.

UFC Fight Night 195 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event streams on ESPN+.

Holm, 39, was scheduled to face Julianna Pena in May, but was forced to withdraw due to a kidney issue that required surgery. She was booked to return to 145 pounds for the first time since June 2018 with the fight against Dumont, but it won’t materialize.

“The Preacher’s Daughter” hasn’t fought since an October 2020 win over Irene Aldana at UFC on ESPN 16.

Dumont, meanwhile, was looking for a signature victory on her resume after picking up back-to-back wins over Felicia Spencer and Ashlee Evans-Smith. The Brazilian has had some struggles making weight at bantamweight, so she moved up to featherweight.

It’s unknown at this time if the UFC intends to book a new main event on short notice or bump an existing fight up the headlining position.

The latest UFC Fight Night 195 lineup includes:

Norma Dumont vs. opponent TBA
Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe
Andrew Sanchez vs. Bruno Silva
Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
Julian Marquez vs. Jordan Wright
Ramazan Emeev vs. Danny Roberts
Luana Carolina vs. Sijara Eubanks
Ludovit Klein vs. Nate Landwehr
Da Un Jung vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Marcelo Rojo vs. Daniel Santos
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Istela Nunes
Danaa Batgerel vs. Brandon Davis


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