Born in 1981, Holly Holm is an American combat athlete as a mixed martial artist and the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter. She is also a former multiple-time world boxing champion and the tenth-best female professional boxer of all time as she has defended her titles 18 times in three weight classes, and a two-time Ring magazine fighter of the year in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Hot Holly Holm studied in Manzano High School, and after graduation, went to the University of New Mexico for a year.
Hom’s career in boxing and kickboxing began when she was 16, Winning her first championship title at the age of 20 at the International Rules Adult Women’s Welterweight Division. At the International Kickboxing Federation.
Without a delay, she became Ring Magazine female Fighter of the Year, twice in consecutive years in 2005 and 2006. In 2008, Holm defeated former champ Mary Jo Sanders, becoming the undisputed welterweight champion. Holm was scheduled to fight the “knockout artist Anne Sophie Mathis” for the vacant IBA female, and WBAN welterweight titles in 2011, but she lost.
Holm made her mixed martial arts debut against Christina Domke, and her Bellator MMA debut against Katie Merrill in 2011, and 2013. Being victorious in both debut’s. It was the same year, on May 11, 2013, when she decided to retire from boxing. At Legacy Fighting Championship 21, Holm faced Allanna Jones and defeated her on July 19, 2013. She was scheduled to face Erica Paes at Legacy Fighting Championship 24 on October 11, 2013, and she won it. The year, 2013 was very successful for Hot Holly Holm as she faced Angela Hayes at Fresquez Productions: Havoc and won it again.
For the inaugural Legacy FC Women’s Bantamweight Championship in 2014, Holm faced Juliana Werner and defeated her. Holm’s most notable win in mixed martial arts (MMA) occurred when she overcame Ronda Rousey. Capturing the bantamweight title at UFC 193 in 2015. However, 2016 became a disaster for Holm. Firstly because she lost the fight in her title defence against Miesha Tate, and then secondly losing her fight against Valentina Shevchenko. To conclude defeats continued and it happened again at UFC 208 for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship on February 11, 2017, when she lost to Germaine de Randamie. After losing the featherweight title bout, Holm returned to the bantamweight division and defeated Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia on June 17, 2017. Later Holm challenged Cris Cyborg for the UFC Featherweight Championship on December 30, 2017, but she lost the title.
In 2018, Holm faced Megan Anderson at UFC 225 and she won the fight. With this win, Holm signed a new six-fight contract with the UFC. For the Women’s bantamweight championship, she faced Amanda Nunes in 2019 at UFC 239 and she lost it. On January 18, 2020, at UFC 246, Holm faced Raquel Pennington and won the fight. As of March 9, 2020, she is ranked second in the UFC women’s bantamweight and eighth in UFC women’s pound-for-pound.
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