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Holly Holm


Mixed martial artist, kickboxer and boxer who who gained eighteen world championships in 3 different weight classes during her boxing career. She agreed upon a offer to compete in Best Fighting Tournament in 2014 and became the very first fighter to beat Ronda Rousey in November 2015. She got her begin in aerobics on the School of New Mexico and was inspired to try kickboxing by her trainer Mike Winkeljohn. She was called New Mexico Boxing Fighter of the entire year six consecutive situations from 2005 to 2010 and was inducted in to the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Popularity in 2013. Her success over Rousey produced her the very first person to earn a boxing and MMA tournament. She wedded Jeff Kirkpatrick in 2012. Her dad is really a preacher, which gained her the nickname “The Preacher’s Little girl.” She gained the UFC Bantamweight name after defeating Rousey, but dropped it to Miesha Tate in her first name defense.

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Full Name Holly Holm
Date Of Birth October 17, 1981
Place Of Birth Albuquerque, NM
Height 1.73 m
Weight 61 kg
Profession MMA Fighter
Education Manzano High School, University of New Mexico
Nationality American
Spouse Jeff Kirkpatrick
Parents Tammy Bredy, Roger Holm
Siblings Weston Holm, Brian Holm
Awards Best Upset ESPY Award
Nominations Best Fighter ESPY Award, Best Play ESPY Award
Movies Fight Valley
Star Sign Libra

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1Became the UFC World Bantamweight Champion in November of 2015. Holm was the first woman to defeat Ronda Rousey in the UFC, winning by a knockout head kick in the second round of UFC 193.
2Enjoys homemade craft projects such as sewing and woodworking, and makes and gives things as gifts.
3Broke her arm in the first round of the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship in April of 2014, but went on to win the bout in the fifth round by TKO.
4Has two older brothers - Brian and Weston Holm.
5Often takes her Bible along whenever she goes to Starbucks.
6Is a licensed Realtor.
7Married Jeff Kirkpatrick on April 27, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico.
8Her favorite place to be is in the gym.
9World title holder in two different disciplines - Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts.
10Signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC on July 10, 2014.
11WBAN Fighter of the Year for 2007 and 2010.
12Is left-handed.
13Her fighting moniker is "The Preacher's Daughter". Holm's father is a pastor for Edgewood Church of Christ.
14WBF Female World Light Welterweight & Welterweight Champion.
15Inducted into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame in June of 2013.
16IFBA Fighter of the Year for 2006.



Fight Valley2015Payton Walsh



Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
ESPN First Take2015TV SeriesHerself
His & Hers2015TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
UFC PPV Events2015TV SeriesHerself
UFC Embedded: Vlog Series2015TV SeriesHerself
UFC on Fox2015TV SeriesHerself
UFC Ultimate Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
The Proving Grounds2013Documentary
Bellator MMA Live2013TV SeriesHerself

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1If you don't take the opportunities that are presented then how are you ever going to get somewhere?
2It doesn't matter what odds are on paper or what's happened before, it matters what happens that moment.
3I love being a preacher's daughter. I think that a lot of that even helped with my career I have now. Dealing with different personalities, and different families, and kind of being the center of the church... I felt like dealing with all those different personalities and kind of seeing expectations has made it easier for me to just be even keel with the pressures I have now.
4You don't walk in thinking, "I'm going to hurt this person." You walk in knowing that if it were up to them, they would be doing it to you. So you're in there for survival. You both are shooting for a dream.
5You don't care if you get hurt as long as you walk away with a win. It's the end of the world... if you lose a fight it feels like the end of the world.
6Nothing gives this much of a rush when you win. It's a really rewarding feeling. It's different because it's all you. You don't have a team to rely on. You have to perform, but you also have to take away their game plan so it's little more of a chess match and just more of a sweet victory, I guess. So it's a little addicting.
7I admire her. [Ronda Rousey] I think she's done great. I think that every woman in this sport actually owes her a bit of respect because she's done a lot to help it get to where it's at.

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