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#6 Women's Bantamweight Division

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"The Preacher's Daughter"

Holly Holm

Women's Bantamweight Division

15-7-0 (W-L-D)

8

Victorias por nocaut

7

Gana por decisión

Holly Holm

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Learn more about Holly Holm's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Ciudad natal
Albuquerque, Estados Unidos
Trenes en
Joel Diaz Boxing
Estilo de lucha
Kickboxer
Años
42
Alto
68.00
Peso
136.00
Debut del octágono
Feb. 28, 2015
Alcance
69.00
Alcance de la pierna
38.00
  • Pro since 2011, full-time in MMA since 2013
     
  • Eight wins by KO, seven by decision
     
  • 5-4, 1 NC in her last 10 fights; has won three of her last six
     
  • Was at the top of the pound-for-pound list in boxing for much of her career
     
  • Holds boxing wins over Christy Martin, Mia St. John, Jane Couch, Chevelle Hallback, Belinda Laracuente, Mary Jo Sanders, Anne Sophie Mathis, and Diana Prazak
     
  • Retired from boxing with a 33-2-3 (9 KOs) record
     
  • 2017 inductee – International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame
     
  • 2022 inductee – International Boxing Hall of Fame
     
  • Origin of nickname – “My father has been a preacher for the Church of Christ for my entire life.”

UFC 300 (4/13/24) Holm was submitted by Kayla Harrison via rear naked choke at 1:47 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (7/15/23) Holm’s loss to Mayra Bueno Silva was overturned to a no contest when Bueno Silva failed a post-fight drug test

UFC on ESPN (3/25/23) Holm won a three round unanimous decision over Yana Santos 

UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Holm lost a five-round split decision to Ketlen Vieira

UFC on ESPN (10/4/20) Holm won a five-round unanimous decision over Irene Aldana

UFC 246 (1/18/20) Holm won a three round unanimous decision over Raquel Pennington

UFC 239 (7/6/19) Holm was stopped by Amanda Nunes via strikes at 4:10 of the first round in a fight for the UFC women’s bantamweight title

UFC 225 (6/9/18) Holm won a three round unanimous decision over Megan Anderson

UFC 219 (12/30/17) Holm lost a five round unanimous decision to Cris Cyborg in a fight for the UFC women’s featherweight title

UFC Fight Night (6/17/17) Holm knocked out Bethe Correia at 1:09 of the third round

UFC 208 (2/11/17) Holm lost a five round unanimous decision to Germaine de Randamie in a bout for the vacant UFC women’s featherweight title

UFC on FOX (7/23/16) Holm lost a five round unanimous decision to Valentina Shevchenko

UFC 196 (3/5/16) Holm was submitted by Miesha Tate via rear naked choke at 3:30 of the fifth round, losing her UFC women’s bantamweight title

UFC 193 (11/15/15) Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey at :59 of the second round to win the UFC women’s bantamweight championship

UFC Fight Night (7/15/15) Holm won a three round unanimous decision over Marion Reneau

UFC 184 (2/28/15) Holm won a three round split decision over Raquel Pennington

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 16, I liked cardio kickboxing for the workout. I did that for about a year and got very intrigued watching the sparring classes at the same gym (Winkeljohn's Kickboxing). I started sparring and asked Mr. Winkeljohn to let me know when he thought I was ready to compete. I trained for a bit and had my first fight at 18 and I fell in love with the sport. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Multiple world titles in boxing. Ranked number 1 in numerous organizations and at different times, also ranked 1 in multiple weight classes (140-147-154)

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are my family, friends and teammates. I look at the things they accomplish and how they influence other people. I watch that and think "I want to do big things too. I want to influence people in a positive way too." 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I am so overwhelmed with emotion. It means so much. More than I can explain. I know it is the place to be.... the place everyone wants to be.... so I just want to do well. I want to be a good thing not a big letdown. I want to perform. I want to excel. I want to accomplish. I don't just want to be a participant. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? One year at UNM but no degree. I did go to real estate school and got my license, which is currently active.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a server at multiple restaurants. I also worked as a chiropractic assistant for a couple years.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won a national kickboxing championship before turning pro

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Multiple boxing titles, one MMA title, and some knockouts

Favorite grappling technique: I like anything that gets someone to submit

Favorite Striking technique: Ha, ha, anything that knocks ‘em out!