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"The Preacher's Daughter"

Holly Holm

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Win Rate
70 %
Finish Rate
57 %
Decision Win %
60 %
#9 p4p (UFC)
#3 Women's Bantamweight (UFC)

Holly Holm

Age
40
Height
5' 8 (173 cm)
Reach
70 in. (5' 10/178 cm)
Ape-Index
1.029
Stance
Southpaw
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Bantamweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Roberto "Tussa" Alencar
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
blue_belt
Biography
Holm was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the youngest of three children. Her father, Roger, is a Church of Christ preacher—as a fighter, Holly would later be nicknamed "The Preacher's Daughter"—and her mother, Tammy, is a massage therapist. Growing up, Holm played soccer and participated in gymnastics, swimming and diving. Her parents divorced shortly before she graduated from Manzano High School in 2000; after graduation, she studied for a year at the University of New Mexico.
Combat Approach
Holm employs frequent lateral movement while working stiff jabs to an opponent's head. When standing within the pocket, she often waits to attack with counter-strikes, usually employing a straight left hand. Decorated boxer and ONE Championship fighter Ana Julaton has described Holm as a "natural mover", noting her footwork as an asset in setting up strikes.
Fighter Trivia
Her father always attends her fights, and for years assisted in her corner during her boxing matches. She and her father are partners in a real estate company and sold Jon Jones his home. Holm is a Christian and her faith background is in Churches of Christ.

Awards & Accolades

  • Overall: 16 title defenses won at three different weight classes
  • World Boxing Federation: WBF Female World Light Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • World Boxing Federation: WBF Female World Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • World Boxing Federation: 2012 Female Fighter of the Year
  • World Boxing Federation: 2012 Female Fight of the Year vs. Anne Sophie Mathis on June 15
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: WBAN World Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: WBAN World Junior Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: WBAN World Junior Middleweight Championship (One time; First)
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2012 Biggest Comeback of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2011 Fight of the Year vs. Anne Sophie Mathis on December 2
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2010 Fighter of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2009 Most Accomplished of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2008 Highest Achievements of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2007 Fighter of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2007 Most Improved Boxer of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2006 Most Improved Boxer of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2005 Hottest Rising Star of the Year
  • Women Boxing Archive Network: 2005 Upset of the Year vs. Christy Martin on September 16
  • World Boxing Council: WBC Female World Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • World Boxing Council: NABF Female Light Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Global Boxing Union: Global Boxing Union (GBU) World Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Women's International Boxing Association: WIBA World Light Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Women's International Boxing Association: WIBA World Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • International Female Boxers Association: IFBA World Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • International Female Boxers Association: IFBA World Light Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • International Female Boxers Association: 2006 Fighter of the Year
  • World Boxing Association: WBA Female World Welterweight Championship (One time; First)
  • International Boxing Association: IBA Female World Welterweight Championship (Three times)
  • International Boxing Association: IBA Female World Light Welterweight Championship (Three times; First)
  • BadLeftHook.com: 2012 Female Comeback Fighter of the Year
  • BoxRec: Highest ranked female boxer in automated all-time pound-for-pound rankings at the time of her retirement from boxing. By the time of winning her UFC championship she dropped to #2 in pound-for-pound rankings but still was #1 in welterweight
  • The Ring: 2006 Female Fighter of the Year
  • The Ring: 2005 Female Fighter of the Year
  • New Mexico Boxing: 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee
  • New Mexico Boxing: 2010 Fighter of the Year
  • New Mexico Boxing: 2009 Fighter of the Year
  • New Mexico Boxing: 2008 Fighter of the Year
  • New Mexico Boxing: 2007 Fighter of the Year
  • New Mexico Boxing: 2006 Fighter of the Year
  • New Mexico Boxing: 2005 Fighter of the Year
  • Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame: 2005 Female Athlete of the Year
  • International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame: 2017 Hall of Fame inductee
  • New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame: 2019 Hall of Fame inductee
  • International Boxing Hall of Fame: 2022 Hall of Fame inductee
  • International Kickboxing Federation: IKF/Ringside 2001 USA National Amateur International Rules Welterweight Championship
  • International Kickboxing Federation: IKF/Ringside 2001 Central Mountain Regional Amateur International Rules Welterweight Tournament Winner
  • UFC: UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia
  • UFC: 2015 Upset of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey
  • UFC: 2015 Knockout of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey
  • UFC: 2015 Newcomer of the Year
  • Legacy Fighting Championships: Legacy FC Women's Bantamweight Championship (One time; first)
  • ESPN: 2015 Knockout of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15
  • Sherdog: 2015 Upset of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15
  • Sherdog: 2015 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • Sherdog: 2015 All-Violence Third Team
  • MMAFighting.com: 2015 Knockout of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 Upset of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 Knockout of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 November Knockout of the Month vs. Ronda Rousey
  • Bleacher Report: 2015 Biggest Moment: Holly Holm Knocks out Ronda Rousey on November 15
  • Bleacher Report: 2015 Knockout of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15
  • Bleacher Report: 2013 WMMA Knockout of the Year vs. Allanna Jones on July 19
  • Inside MMA: 2015 Female Fighter of the Year Bazzie Award
  • Inside MMA: 2015 Knockout of the Year Bazzie Award vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15
  • Inside MMA: 2013 Rising Star of the Year Bazzie Award
  • World MMA Awards: 2015 Female Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2015 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2015 Knockout of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15, 2015
  • World MMA Awards: 2015 Upset of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15, 2015
  • ESPY Awards (2016): Upset of the Year vs. Ronda Rousey on November 15, 2015

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