Holly Holm

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Name: Holly Holm
Alias: The Preacher's Daughter
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 173cm
Reach: 175cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Holly Holm Gallery

Boxing Career Highlights

Titles

Honors

  • 2005 Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame "Female Athlete of the Year"
  • 2005 Ring Magazine "Female Fighter of the Year"
  • 2005 Women Boxing Archive Network "Hottest Rising Star of the Year"
  • 2005 Women Boxing Archive Network "Upset of the Year": Holly Holm W 10 Christy Martin
  • 2006 IFBA "Fighter of the Year"
  • 2006 Ring Magazine "Female Fighter of the Year"
  • 2006 Women Boxing Archive Network "Most Improved Boxer of the Year" (along with Hollie Dunaway)
  • 2007 Women Boxing Archive Network "Fighter of the Year"
  • 2007 Women Boxing Archive Network "Most Improved Boxer of the Year" (along with Eileen Olszewski and Carina Moreno).
  • 2008 Women Boxing Archive Network "Highest Achievements of the Year"
  • 2009 Women Boxing Archive Network "Most Accomplished of the Year"
  • 2010 Women Boxing Archive Network "Fighter of the Year"
  • 2011 Women Boxing Archive Network "Fight of the Year": Anne Sophie Mathis KO 7 Holly Holm
  • 2012 Women Boxing Archive Network "Biggest Comeback of the Year" (along with Tiffany Junot and Carina Moreno)
  • 2012 WBF "Female Fighter of the Year"
  • 2013 Inductee to the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame

Kickboxing

  • Won the International Rules Welterweight Title at the 2001 IKF National Amateur Championships in Olathe, Kansas.
  • Had an amateur record of 6-0-2.
  • Fought professionally in 2002 and 2003, compiling a record of 2-1 with 2 knockouts.

Mixed Martial Arts

  • Made her professional Mixed Martial Arts debut in 2011. Holm retired from boxing in 2013 to pursue MMA full-time.
  • Defeated Rhonda Rousey by a second-round knockout to win the UFC Women's Bantamweight Title in Melbourne, Australia, on November 14, 2015. Holm became the first person — man or woman — to win world titles in boxing and the UFC. ESPN.com reported: "Holly Holm's stunning victory over previously unbeaten Ronda Rousey was not only the biggest upset in UFC history, it was one of the bigger upsets in sports history."

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