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Holly Holm
BornHolly Holm
(1981-10-17) October 17, 1981 (age 32)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Other namesHottie
The Preacher's Daughter
ResidenceAlbuquerque, New Mexico
NationalityUnited States American
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight (MMA)
Light Welterweight
Welterweight (Boxing & Kickboxing)
Light Middleweight
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)
StyleBoxing, Kickboxing
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
TeamJackson's Submission Fighting
TrainerBoxing, Kickboxing: Mike Winkeljohn
Wrestling: Israel Martinez
Years activeMixed Martial Arts: 2011 - present
Boxing: 2002 - 2013
Kickboxing: 2001 - 2003
Professional boxing record
Total38
Wins33
By knockout9
Losses2
By knockout2
Draws3
Kickboxing record
Total3
Wins2
By knockout2
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
Total6
Wins6
By knockout5
By decision1
Losses0
Other information
UniversityUniversity of New Mexico
Notable school(s)Manzano High School
Websitehttp://www.hollyholm.com/
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Holly Holm
BornHolly Holm
(1981-10-17) October 17, 1981 (age 32)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Other namesHottie
The Preacher's Daughter
ResidenceAlbuquerque, New Mexico
NationalityUnited States American
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight (MMA)
Light Welterweight
Welterweight (Boxing & Kickboxing)
Light Middleweight
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)
StyleBoxing, Kickboxing
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
TeamJackson's Submission Fighting
TrainerBoxing, Kickboxing: Mike Winkeljohn
Wrestling: Israel Martinez
Years activeMixed Martial Arts: 2011 - present
Boxing: 2002 - 2013
Kickboxing: 2001 - 2003
Professional boxing record
Total38
Wins33
By knockout9
Losses2
By knockout2
Draws3
Kickboxing record
Total3
Wins2
By knockout2
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
Total6
Wins6
By knockout5
By decision1
Losses0
Other information
UniversityUniversity of New Mexico
Notable school(s)Manzano High School
Websitehttp://www.hollyholm.com/
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Holly Holm (born October 17, 1981) is a mixed martial artist, and former boxer and kickboxer. Holm is an 18-time world champion boxer in three separate weight classes.

Biography[edit]

5'8" southpaw Holly Holm from Sandia Heights in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was born on October 17, 1981. Holm grew up in Bosque Farms, New Mexico, and graduated from Manzano High School in 2000, then studied for a year at the University of New Mexico. She played soccer and tried gymnastics, swimming and diving before getting into boxing and kickboxing. Holly's path to a boxing career began with aerobics. "I started aerobics to keep in shape, saw the (kickboxing) class, thought it looked pretty cool, so I thought I'd try it for one fight and see what it was like," says Holm.

Her aerobics instructor was Mike Winkeljohn, who also taught kickboxing. Winklejohn soon saw Holm's potential. "She's got that instinct," he says, "When she gets hit, she knows it's time to come back. I wish I could bottle (what she has) and sell it." "(Boxing) came easier to me than I thought it would," says Holm. "When I first started, my punches seemed real clumsy, but Mr. Winkeljohn is a great instructor. He helped me with my technique, and he felt ... he could work with me." In Kansas City, MO in the Fall of 2001, Holly competed in the International Kickboxing Federation and Ringside's annual amateur kickboxing USA national championship tournament. Holly defeated Chrisanne Roseleip by unanimous decision in the final round of the tournament, winning the national title in the international rules adult women's welterweight division,[1] which would mark her last kickboxing appearance before her pro debut. Her overall amateur kickboxing record stood at 6-0-2.

She made her professional kickboxing debut on June 1, 2002 in an IKKC five-rounder against Valerie Anthonson of Grand Junction, Colorado at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, north of Albuquerque. Her pro boxing debut came on January 25, 2002 at the Isleta Casino and Resort south of Albuquerque.[2]

Professional boxing career[edit]

She has held several welterweight titles[3] and was by some regarded as one of the best female welterweight in the world and among the best of all time.[4] She also has been named Ring Magazine female Fighter of the Year, twice in consecutive years in 2005 and 2006. She is a big draw in her home town of Albuquerque, having all but 3 of her fights there and just one of her fights outside of her home state of New Mexico.

In June 2008 she became the undisputed welterweight champion and holder of belts from 140 to 154 by defeating former champ Mary Jo Sanders by decision. They fought a rematch on October 17, 2008, at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit, which ended in a draw.[5]

On December 2, 2011, Holly took on knockout artist Anne Sophie Mathis of France for the vacant IBF female and WBAN welterweight titles. Holly was eventually badly beaten up by the stronger Mathis without the referee interfering, even going into the canvas without a count, and finally lost by knockout in the 7th round, which would be dubbed as the upset of the year in women's boxing.[6] The two rematched on June 15, 2012 for Mathis's WBF female, IBF female, and WBAN welterweight titles. Holly took a unanimous decision win over Mathis, becoming the new champion and avenging her brutal KO loss.[7]

Transition into mixed martial arts[edit]

Holm made her mixed martial arts debut on March 4, 2011 against Christina Domke at an event promoted by her boxing promoter Lenny Fresquez. She co-headlined the card with Jackson's Submission Fighting teammate Keith Jardine.[8] Holm won the fight via TKO in the second round after her opponent was unable to continue due to leg kicks inflicted by Holm.[9]

Holm returned to MMA on September 9, 2011 at Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage against Strikeforce veteran Jan Finney.[10] She defeated Finney by TKO in the third round.[11][12]

On February 28, 2013, Holm made her Bellator MMA debut against Katie Merrill at Bellator 91 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.[13] Holm won the bout via TKO in the second round.[14][15]

Holm announced that she would retire from boxing after her May 11, 2013 boxing match against Mary McGee so that she can fully concentrate on her MMA career.[16] The message came as a punctuation in the negotiations to arrange a title-battle between Holm and the Norwegian champion Cecilia Brækhus.[17] Holm went on to defeat McGee via unanimous decision, for her boxing retirement bout.

On July 19, 2013, Holm faced Allanna Jones at Legacy Fighting Championship 21.[18] She won the fight by head kick knockout in the second round.[19]

Holm was expected to face Erica Paes at Legacy Fighting Championship 24 on October 11, 2013.[20] However, Paes was removed from the card and Holm instead faced Nikki Knudsen. Holm won the fight via TKO due to a body kick and knees in round two.[21]

On December 6, 2013, Holm faced Angela Hayes at Fresquez Productions: Havoc.[22] She won the fight via unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

33 Wins (9 knockouts, 23 decisions), 2 Losses, 3 Draws
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
Win33-2-3United States Mary McGeeUD102013-05-11New Mexico Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New MexicoDefended IBA Female & WBF Female Light Welterweight titles.
Win32-2-3Australia Diana PrazakUD102012-12-07New Mexico Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon vacant IBA Female & vacant WBF Female Light Welterweight titles.
Win31-2-3France Anne Sophie MathisUD102012-06-15New Mexico Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon WBF Female, IBA Female, & WBAN Welterweight titles.
Loss30-2-3France Anne Sophie MathisKO7 (10), 1:382011-12-02New Mexico Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New MexicoFor vacant IBA Female & WBAN Welterweight titles.
Win30-1-3United States Victoria CisnerosUD102011-06-10New Mexico Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win29-1-3United States Ann SaccuratoTKO8 (10), 0:512010-12-03New Mexico Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained IBA Female Light Welterweight title; Won WBAN Junior Welterweight title.
Win28-1-3Canada Jaime ClampittTKO1 (10), 1:532010-08-06New Mexico Hard Rock, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon vacant IBA Female Light Welterweight title.
Win27-1-3United States Chevelle HallbackUD102010-03-26New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon vacant WIBA Light Welterweight title.
Win26-1-3United States Victoria CisnerosUD102009-12-04New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon vacant NABF Female Light Welterweight title.
Win25-1-3United States Terri BlairUD102009-08-28New Mexico New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New MexicoRetained WIBA Welterweight title.
Win24-1-3Brazil Duda YankovichTKO4 (10), 0:322009-06-05New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained WIBA Welterweight title.
Win23-1-3France Myriam LamareUD102009-01-23New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained WIBA Welterweight title.
Draw22-1-3United States Mary Jo SandersMD102008-10-17Michigan The Palace, Auburn Hills, MichiganFor vacant IBA Female Light Middleweight title.
Win22-1-2United States Mary Jo SandersUD102008-06-13New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained IFBA Light Middleweight title; Won inaugural WBAN Junior Middleweight title.
Win21-1-2Puerto Rico Belinda LaracuenteUD102008-02-07California Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CaliforniaRetained IFBA Welterweight title.
Win20-1-2United States Miriam BrakacheTKO7 (10), 1:402008-01-11New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained WBC Female & IFBA Welterweight titles.
Win19-1-2United States Angelica MartinezUD102007-09-21New Mexico Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, New MexicoWon vacant IBA Female Welterweight title.
Win18-1-2United States Chevelle HallbackUD102007-05-23New Mexico Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win17-1-2United States Ann SaccuratoUD102007-03-22New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained WBA Female Welterweight title; Won vacant WBC Female, GBU Female, IBA Female, WIBA, & IFBA Welterweight titles.
Win16-1-2United States Tricia TurtonUD102006-12-01New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon vacant IFBA Light Middleweight title.
Win15-1-2England Jane CouchUD102006-09-23New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained IBA Female Light Welterweight title.
Win14-1-2United States Angelica MartinezUD102006-06-10New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon inaugural WBA Female Welterweight title.
Win13-1-2United States Shadina PennybakerTKO7 (10), 0:572006-02-24New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained IBA Female Light Welterweight title.
Win12-1-2United States Mia St. JohnUD102005-12-08New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained IBA Female Light Welterweight title.
Win11-1-2United States Christy MartinUD102005-09-16New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win10-1-2United States Lisa LewisTKO8 (10), 3:002005-06-24New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoRetained IBA Female Light Welterweight title.
Win9-1-2United States Gloria RamirezUD42005-04-15New Mexico Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win8-1-2United States Terri BlairUD102004-12-10New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoWon inaugural IBA Female Light Welterweight title.
Loss7-1-2Italy Rita TurrisiTKO4 (6)2004-06-27New Mexico Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, New MexicoCorner threw in the towel after the 4th round due to a deep cut under Holm's eye.
Draw7-0-2United States Angelica MartinezMD62004-05-15Colorado Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado
Win7-0-1United States Janae ArchuletaTKO1 (6)2004-04-10New Mexico Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win6-0-1United States Angelica MartinezUD62003-12-12New Mexico Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Draw5-0-1United States Stephanie JaramilloPTS62003-10-03New Mexico Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win5-0United States Stephanie JaramilloMD42003-08-26New Mexico Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win4-0United States Bonnie MannUD42002-09-06New Mexico Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win3-0United States Martha DeitchmanUD42002-08-17New Mexico Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win2-0United States Terrie CarrilloTKO1 (4), 2:362002-06-21New Mexico Sky City Casino, Acoma, New Mexico
Win1-0United States Martha DeitchmanTKO3 (4)2002-01-25New Mexico Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New MexicoHolm's professional debut.

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Juliana WernerLegacy FC 30April 5, 2014Albuquerque, New Mexico, United StatesFor inaugural Legacy FC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win6-0Angela HayesDecision (unanimous)Fresquez Productions: HavocDecember 6, 201335:00Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win5-0Nikki KnudsenTKO (side kick & knees to the body)Legacy FC 24: Feist vs. FerreiraOctober 11, 201321:18Dallas, Texas, United States
Win4-0Allanna JonesKO (head kick)Legacy FC 21: Huerta vs. HobarJuly 19, 201322:22Houston, Texas, United States
Win3-0Katie MerrillTKO (punches)Bellator 91February 28, 201323:02Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win2-0Jan FinneyKO (kick to the body)Fresquez Productions: Clash in the CageSeptember 9, 201132:49Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win1-0Christina DomkeTKO (leg kicks)Fresquez Productions: Double ThreatMarch 4, 201123:58Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Knockout SportsworldHerselfSeason 1, Episode 44: "Throwing Bombs"
Archive footage of Holly's 2002 kickboxing bout vs. Valerie Anthonson

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