UFC female bantamweight champion Holly Holm has signed a multiyear contract extension with the UFC, per her longtime manager, Lenny Fresquez.
Holm, 34, turned the mixed martial arts world upside down in November, when she knocked out formerly undefeated champion Ronda Rousey in the second round of a 135-pound championship fight at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.
Holm, a former world champion boxer, inked the new deal on Saturday in Las Vegas. It is not uncommon for the UFC to sign a newly crowned champion to a new contract.
"We have officially signed a multiyear extension with the UFC," Fresquez told ESPN.com. "That's all I can verify right now. We've signed an extension, and we're very happy with the extension."
Fresquez did not disclose specific terms of the deal. The UFC had not yet commented on Holm's extension.
The UFC has not announced Holm's next fight. During an appearance Dec. 3 on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike, UFC president Dana White said Rousey (12-1) would get a rematch and added that he and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta should "probably lose our promoter's license if didn't make that rematch."
Holm (10-0), however, has expressed a desire to fight on a date before Rousey is expected to return. Earlier this month, Fresquez told the Los Angeles Times that Holm is interested in a title defense against Miesha Tate (17-5), who is on a four-fight win streak and was originally expected to face Rousey before Holm dethroned her. Fresquez declined to comment on Holm's next fight.
A longtime member of Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holm originally signed with the UFC in July 2014. She made her promotional debut as the co-headliner of UFC 184 on Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, where she defeated Raquel Pennington via split decision. Her second appearance was on July 15, 2015, in San Diego, in a unanimous decision over Marion Reneau.
According to the California State Athletic Commission, Holm's disclosed pay for each of those fights was a total of $50,000. This figure does not always represent the entirety of a UFC athlete's pay.
Holm's purse for the win against Rousey in Australia was not publicly disclosed. Rousey, 28, has been quiet since the loss, but she did tell ESPN that a rematch against Holm "is what I want."