Tag: Holly Holm

Holly Holm is a former boxer who transitioned into the Mixed Martial Arts. She is popularly known as the “Preacher’s Daughter.” She was born to a church preacher in New Mexico, United States. It is the inspiration behind her nickname. Holm is primarily of Irish descent. She was a multi-sport athlete in her teenage days. She was a skilled soccer player with decent swimming, diving, and gymnastics backgrounds. Holm shocked the world with her knockout victory over Ronda Rousey in 2015. She is the most outstanding combat sports female athlete after winning a UFC title and a boxing world championship. Holly Holm also has over twenty years of experience in combat sports, a feat achieved by very few fighters.

Holly Holm had a phenomenal boxing career with 33 wins and two losses. Holm held multiple-time world championships in boxing. She defended her titles 18 times in three weight classes and was a two-time Ring magazine fighter of the year (2005, 2006). BoxRec ranks her as one of the best female professional boxers ever. A few fighters only match the accomplishments of Holm in combat sports. She continued to fight after turning forty years old.