“The Preachers Daughter,” Holly Holm was born in Albuquerque New Mexico on October 17th in 1981. In 2002 Holm made her professional boxing and kickboxing debut winning both bouts. Holm would fight in two more kickboxing matches going 1-1 before focusing solely on her boxing career.
After going 7-1-2 in her first 9 boxing matches Holm went 23-0-1 in her next 24 fights winning titles in the light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight divisions going 22-2 in title fights. In March of 2011 Holm made her mixed martial arts debut.
Holm went 9-0 with 6 knockouts as a mixed martial artist to earn the biggest fight of her career when she challenged Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 for Rousey’s UFC women’s bantamweight title. Holm shocked the world by knocking out the previously undefeated Rousey in the 2nd round to become the first person ever to win titles in boxing and MMA.
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