Holly Holm

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Holly Holm
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Holm in 2016
BornHolly Rene Holm [1]
(1981-10-17) October 17, 1981 (age 39)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Other namesThe Preacher's Daughter
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm) [2]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb) [2]
Division Bantamweight (MMA)
Featherweight (MMA)
Light Welterweight (Boxing)
Welterweight (Boxing and Kickboxing)
Light Middleweight (Boxing)
Reach70 in (178 cm) [2]
Style Boxing, Kickboxing
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Jackson Wink MMA Academy (2007–present)
AKKA Karate USA (2000–2007)
TrainerMike Winkeljohn (Boxing, Kickboxing)
Greg Jackson (MMA)
Israel Martinez (Wrestling)
Rafael “Barata” Freitas (BJJ)
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roberto "Tussa" Alencar
Years active2011–present (MMA)
2002–2013 (Boxing)
2001–2003 (Kickboxing)
Professional boxing record
Total38
Wins33
By knockout9
Losses2
By knockout2
Draws3
Kickboxing record
Total22
Wins14
Losses1
By knockout1
Draws7
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins14
By knockout8
By decision6
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision3
Other information
University University of New Mexico
SpouseJeff Kirkpatrick (m. 2012; div. 2019)
Notable school(s) Manzano High School
Website www.hollyholm.com
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Holly Rene Holm (born October 17, 1981) [3] is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, and a former professional boxer and kickboxer. She was a multiple-time world champion in boxing, defending her titles 18 times in three weight classes, and a two-time Ring magazine fighter of the year (2005, 2006). [4] She is ranked by BoxRec as the best female professional boxer of all time. [5] She has the notable distinction of being the first (and currently only) fighter to hold a world boxing title and a UFC title.

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Holm's most notable win in mixed martial arts (MMA) occurred at UFC 193 (November 15, 2015), in front of a record-breaking crowd for a UFC event (56,215 people) in Melbourne, when she captured the bantamweight title and gave Ronda Rousey her first loss in the sport. This fight is generally considered to be one of the biggest upsets in combat sports history. [6] [7] [8] As of October 19, 2020, she is #2 in the UFC women's bantamweight rankings and #8 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings. [9]

Early life

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. Holm is of primarily Irish descent. [10] [11]

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. [12] [13] [14]

Amateur kickboxing career

Holm's path to a career in boxing and kickboxing began with aerobics classes when she was 16 years old. Her cardio-kickboxing instructor, Mike Winkeljohn, recognized Holm's potential as a fighter and began training her.

In September 2001, Holm won the championship title in the International Rules Adult Women's Welterweight Division at the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) USA National Amateur Championship Tournament, held in Kansas City, Missouri. She fought two bouts in the tournament. She won the first by technical knockout at 34 seconds in the first round. She won the second by unanimous decision. [15] This was Holm's last amateur competition. Her overall amateur kickboxing record is 6–0–2.

Professional boxing career

Holm has held several welterweight boxing titles, [16] been highly regarded as one of the best female welterweights in the world, and is considered among the best of all time, by some. [17] [18] 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 hometown of Albuquerque, having all but three 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 had a rematch on October 17, 2008, at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit, which ended in a draw. [19]

On December 2, 2011, Holm took on knockout artist Anne Sophie Mathis of France for the vacant IBA female and WBAN welterweight titles. Holm was badly beaten by the stronger Mathis without the referee interfering, even going into the canvas without a count. She finally lost by knockout in the 7th round, which would be dubbed the upset of the year in women's boxing. [20] The two fought again on June 15, 2012, for Mathis's WBF female, IBA female, and WBAN welterweight titles. Holm took a unanimous decision to win over Mathis, becoming the new champion and avenging her earlier KO loss. [21]

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Holm made her mixed martial arts debut on March 4, 2011, against Christina Domke at an event organized by her boxing promoter, Lenny Fresquez. She headlined the card with Jackson's Submission Fighting teammate Keith Jardine. [22] Holm won the fight via TKO in the second round after her opponent was unable to continue due to leg kicks inflicted by Holm. [23]

Holm returned to MMA on September 9, 2011, at Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage against Strikeforce veteran Jan Finney. [24] She defeated Finney by TKO in the third round. [25] [26]

Bellator MMA

On February 28, 2013, Holm made her Bellator MMA debut against Katie Merrill at Bellator 91 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. [27] Holm won the bout via TKO in the second round. [28] [29]

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. [30] The message came as a punctuation in the negotiations to arrange a title-battle between Holm and the Norwegian champion Cecilia Brækhus. [31] Holm went on to defeat McGee via unanimous decision, for her boxing retirement bout.

Legacy Fighting Championship

On July 19, 2013, Holm faced Allanna Jones at Legacy Fighting Championship 21. [32] She won the fight by head-kick knockout in the second round. [33]

Holm was expected to face Erica Paes at Legacy Fighting Championship 24 on October 11, 2013. [34] 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. [35]

On December 6, 2013, Holm faced Angela Hayes at Fresquez Productions: Havoc. [36] She won the fight via unanimous decision. [37]

On April 4, 2014, Holm faced Juliana Werner for the inaugural Legacy FC Women's Bantamweight Championship. She won the bout and title via TKO in the fifth round due to a head kick and punches. [38] Holm broke her left arm during the first round of the bout. [39]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On July 10, 2014, the media announced that Holm had signed a multi-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). [40] Later in an interview with MMA Junkie, Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez disclosed that Holm's contract is for five fights. [41]

Holm was expected to make her debut at UFC 181 against Raquel Pennington. However, on November 13, Holm was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed injury. [42] The two fighters faced each other at UFC 184. Holm won the bout by split decision (29–28, 28–29, and 30–27).

Holm faced Marion Reneau on July 15, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 71. [43] Holm won the fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, and 29–28). [44]

Women's bantamweight championship

Holm vs. Rousey

In her highest-profile MMA fight to date, Holm faced defending women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey before a record-setting crowd in the main event of UFC 193 on November 14, 2015. Despite being a massive betting underdog, Holm controlled a majority of the bout with her striking and defended all of Rousey's takedowns. [45] The second fighter to take Rousey past the first round (after Miesha Tate), she won the fight via knockout in the second with a high kick, ending Rousey's undefeated streak and three-year reign as champion causing her to spend the night in the hospital. [46]

Holm was also awarded her first "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonus awards (totalling $100,000). [47] By winning the title, she became the first person to win championships in both boxing and MMA. [48] Following the bout, UFC fighter Jon Jones [49] [50] said he thought Holm was "already the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) of women's combat sports". [51] Her hometown, Albuquerque, New Mexico, proclaimed November "Holly Holm Month". [52] [53]

In her first title defense, Holm lost to Miesha Tate in the fifth round on March 5, 2016, at UFC 196. After four rounds of back-and-forth fighting, Tate defeated Holm in the fifth with a rear-naked choke. Holm was strong in the first round of the fight standing up but was less effective grappling with Tate on the mat. After Tate took Holm down in the second round, Holm almost submitted to a guillotine choke but wriggled out just before the bell. In the fifth round, Tate scored another takedown and locked in another rear-naked choke. Holm refused to submit, was rendered unconscious, and the referee declared a technical submission. [54] [55]

Holm faced Valentina Shevchenko on July 23, 2016, at UFC on Fox 20. She lost the bout via unanimous decision. [56]

Women's featherweight championship

Holm faced Germaine de Randamie at UFC 208 for the inaugural women's featherweight championship on February 11, 2017. She lost the fight via unanimous decision. At the end of the second and third rounds, de Randamie continued to throw punches after the horn had sounded and the referee stepped in, the first of which was a right hand that visibly wobbled Holm, who had already stopped fighting. The referee did not take a point on either occasion. [57] 14 out of 23 media outlets and a majority of MMA fans still scored the fight in favor of Holm. [58] Holm said post-fight that she believed both instances were intentional. [59] She appealed to the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) to review the referee's decisions and determine an "appropriate result." [60] On February 28, the NYSAC denied the appeal, finding "no clear error or violation of statute or rule." [61]

Post championship

Holm returned to bantamweight division after losing the featherweight title bout. Holm faced Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. [62] She won the fight via knockout in the third round via a head kick that dropped Correia and then a punch. [63] The win earned Holm her second Performance of the Night bonus award. This also set up her bout against current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg at UFC 219 [64]

In a return to the women's featherweight division, Holm challenged Cris Cyborg for the UFC Featherweight Championship on December 30, 2017 in the main event at UFC 219. [65] She lost the fight via unanimous decision. [66] This fight earned Holm her second Fight of the Night bonus. [67]

Holm faced Megan Anderson on June 9, 2018 at UFC 225. [68] She won the fight via unanimous decision. [69]

Holm was expected to face Aspen Ladd in a bantamweight bout on March 2, 2019 at UFC 235. [70] However, on January 31, 2019 it was reported the pairing was no longer taking place at the event. [71]

On March 20, it was reported that Holm signed a new six-fight contract with the UFC. [72]

Holm faced Amanda Nunes for the Women's bantamweight championship on July 6, 2019 at UFC 239. [73] She lost the fight via technical knockout in round one after being dropped by a head kick and finished with follow-up punches by Nunes. [74]

Holm was scheduled to face Raquel Pennington on October 6, 2019 at UFC 243. [75] However, on September 27, it was revealed that Holm withdrew from the bout due to a hamstring injury and the bout was cancelled. [76] The pair was rescheduled to fight on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246. [77] She won the fight via unanimous decision. [78]

Holm was scheduled to face Irene Aldana on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. [79] However, it was reported on July 22 that Aldana pulled out of the fight for undisclosed reasons. Mere hours after the news surfaced, Aldana revealed that the reason for withdrawal was testing positive for COVID-19. [80] As a result, Holm was removed from the card as well and the pairing was left intact and rescheduled for October 4, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana. [81] [82] Holm won the fight via unanimous decision. [83]

Holm was scheduled to face Julianna Peña on May 8, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 24. [84] However, Holm was forced to withdraw from the bout citing hydronephrosis. [85]

Holm is scheduled to face Norma Dumont in a feathweight bout on October 16, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 195. [86]

Fighting style

Holm employs frequent lateral movement while working stiff jabs to an opponent's head. [87] [88] When standing within the pocket, she often waits to attack with counter-strikes, usually employing a straight left hand. [88] Holm is also known for her punching combinations, typically done while her opponents are against the cage. [89]

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. [90] At UFC 193, Ronda Rousey took several blows while struggling to close the distance against Holm. [91] Holm uses a variety of kicking techniques, often targeting the body with a fast side kick, pushing back a rush with a low oblique kick, and attacking the head with a left high kick. [87] [92]

Holm is one of several boxers photographed by artist Delilah Montoya and profiled in the publication Women Boxers: The New Warriors. [93] She appeared in the 2016 feature film Fight Valley alongside Miesha Tate and Cris Cyborg. [94]

Championships and accomplishments

Boxing

Kickboxing

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
19 matches14 wins5 losses
By knockout81
By submission01
By decision63
Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win14–5 Irene Aldana Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana October 4, 202055:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win13–5 Raquel Pennington Decision (unanimous) UFC 246 January 18, 202035:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss12–5 Amanda Nunes TKO (head kick and punches) UFC 239 July 6, 201914:10 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesReturn to Bantamweight. For the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win12–4 Megan Anderson Decision (unanimous) UFC 225 June 9, 201835:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss11–4 Cris Cyborg Decision (unanimous) UFC 219 December 30, 201755:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesFor the UFC Women's Featherweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win11–3 Bethe Correia KO (head kick and punch) UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia June 17, 201731:09 Kallang, SingaporeBantamweight bout. Performance of the Night.
Loss10–3 Germaine de Randamie Decision (unanimous) UFC 208 February 11, 201755:00 Brooklyn, New York, United StatesFeatherweight debut. For the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Championship.
Loss10–2 Valentina Shevchenko Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko July 23, 201655:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss10–1 Miesha Tate Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 196 March 5, 201653:30 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesLost the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win10–0 Ronda Rousey KO (head kick and punches) UFC 193 November 15, 201520:59 Melbourne, AustraliaWon the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Performance of the Night. Fight of the Night.
Win9–0 Marion Reneau Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee July 15, 201535:00 San Diego, California, United States
Win8–0 Raquel Pennington Decision (split) UFC 184 February 28, 201535:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win7–0Juliana WernerKO (head kick and punches)Legacy FC 30: Holm vs. WernerApril 4, 201451:50 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United StatesWon the inaugural Legacy FC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win6–0Angela HayesDecision (unanimous)Fresquez Productions: HavocDecember 6, 201335:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win5–0Nikki KnudsenTKO (body kick and knees)Legacy FC 24: Feist vs. FerreiraOctober 11, 201321:18 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win4–0Allanna JonesKO (head kick)Legacy FC 21: Huerta vs. HobarJuly 19, 201322:22 Houston, Texas, United States
Win3–0Katie MerrillTKO (punches) Bellator 91 February 28, 201323:02 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win2–0 Jan Finney TKO (body kick)Fresquez Productions: Clash in the CageSeptember 9, 201132:49 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win1–0Christina DomkeTKO (leg kicks)Fresquez Productions: Double ThreatMarch 4, 201123:58 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
38 fights33 wins2 losses
By knockout92
By decision240
Draws3
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
38Win33–2–3 Flag of the United States.svg Mary McGee UD10May 11, 2013 Flag of the United States.svg Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained IBA female, and WBF female light welterweight titles
37Win32–2–3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Diana Prazak UD10Dec 7, 2012 Flag of the United States.svg Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won vacant IBA female, and WBF female light welterweight titles
36Win31–2–3 Flag of France.svg Anne Sophie Mathis UD10Jun 15, 2012 Flag of the United States.svg Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won IBA female, WBF female, and WBAN welterweight titles
35Loss30–2–3 Flag of France.svg Anne Sophie Mathis KO7 (10), 1:38Dec 2, 2011 Flag of the United States.svg Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.For vacant IBA female and WBAN welterweight titles
34Win30–1–3 Flag of the United States.svg Victoria Cisneros UD10Jun 10, 2011 Flag of the United States.svg Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
33Win29–1–3 Flag of the United States.svg Ann SaccuratoTKO8 (10), 0:51Dec 3, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained IBA female light welterweight title;
Won WBAN light welterweight title
32Win28–1–3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jaime Clampitt TKO1 (10), 1:53Aug 6, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Hard Rock, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won vacant IBA female light welterweight title
31Win27–1–3 Flag of the United States.svg Chevelle Hallback UD10Mar 26, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won vacant WIBA light welterweight title
30Win26–1–3 Flag of the United States.svg Victoria Cisneros UD10Dec 4, 2009 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won vacant WBC-NABF female light middleweight title
29Win25–1–3 Flag of the United States.svg Terri BlairUD10Aug 28, 2009 Flag of the United States.svg New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, U.S.Retained WIBA welterweight title
28Win24–1–3 Flag of Brazil.svg Duda Yankovich TKO4 (10), 0:32Jun 5, 2009 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained WIBA welterweight title
27Win23–1–3 Flag of France.svg Myriam Lamare UD10Jan 23, 2009 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained WIBA welterweight title
26Draw22–1–3 Flag of the United States.svg Mary Jo Sanders MD10Oct 17, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.For vacant IBA female light middleweight title
25Win22–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Mary Jo Sanders UD10Jun 13, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained IFBA light middleweight title;
Won inaugural WBAN light middleweight title
24Win21–1–2 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Belinda Laracuente UD10Feb 7, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.Retained IFBA welterweight title
23Win20–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Miriam BrakacheTKO7 (10), 1:40Jan 11, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained WBC female, and IFBA welterweight titles
22Win19–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Angelica MartinezUD10Sep 21, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico, U.S.Won vacant IBA female welterweight title
21Win18–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Chevelle Hallback UD10May 23, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
20Win17–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Ann SaccuratoUD10Mar 22, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained WBA female welterweight title;
Won vacant WBC female IBA female, GBU female, WIBA, and IFBA welterweight titles
19Win16–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tricia TurtonUD10Dec 1, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won vacant IFBA light middleweight title
18Win15–1–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jane Couch UD10Sep 23, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained IBA female light welterweight title
17Win14–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Angelica MartinezUD10Jun 10, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won inaugural WBA female welterweight title
16Win13–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Shadina PennybakerTKO7 (10), 0:57Feb 24, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained IBA female light welterweight title
15Win12–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Mia St. John UD10Dec 8, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained IBA female light welterweight title
14Win11–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Christy Martin UD10Sep 16, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
13Win10–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa LewisTKO8 (10), 3:00Jun 24, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Retained IBA female light welterweight title
12Win9–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Gloria RamirezUD4Apr 15, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
11Win8–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Terri BlairUD10Dec 10, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.Won inaugural IBA female light welterweight title
10Loss7–1–2 Flag of Italy.svg Rita TurrisiTKO4 (6)Jun 27, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
9Draw7–0–2 Flag of the United States.svg Angelica MartinezMD6May 15, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, U.S.
8Win7–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Janae ArchuletaTKO1 (6)Apr 10, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
7Win6–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Angelica MartinezUD6Dec 12, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
6Draw5–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Stephanie Jaramillo PTS6Aug 3, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
5Win5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Stephanie Jaramillo MD4Aug 26, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
4Win4–0 Flag of the United States.svg Bonnie MannUD4Sep 6, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Martha DeitchmanUD4Aug 17, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Terrie CarrilloTKO1 (4), 2:36Jun 21, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Sky City Casino, Acoma, New Mexico, U.S.
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Martha DeitchmanTKO3 (4)Jan 25, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)

Kickboxing Record
8 Wins (2 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 Loss (1 knockout, 0 decisions), 2 Draws
DateResultOpponentEventLocationMethodRoundTimeRecord
August 9, 2003Win Flag of the United States.svg Alisa CantwellRing of Fire 9: Eruption Flag of the United States.svg Baraboo, WisconsinTKO11:302–1
April 6, 2003Loss Flag of the United States.svg Trisha HillGKD Productions & Ring of Fire: Triple Threat Fight Night Flag of the United States.svg Albuquerque, New MexicoKO4N/A1–1
June 1, 2002Win Flag of the United States.svg Valerie AnthonsonWorld Championship Kickboxing: Bad to the Bone Flag of the United States.svg Bernalillo, New MexicoTKO2N/A1–0
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Knockout SportsworldHerselfEpisode: "Throwing Bombs"
Archive footage

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016 Fight Valley Payton Walsh [145] [146]

Personal life

Holm has close relationships with her parents and brothers. 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. Her mother, Tammy Bredy, has seen little of Holm in the cage and rarely attends Holm's bouts. [147]

In 2012, she married Jeff Kirkpatrick, also from Albuquerque, whom she met in college. [13] In the beginning of 2019, it was revealed that the couple had separated in March 2018. Holm filed for a divorce and sought to get her maiden name back. [148]

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Achievements
Preceded by
Ronda Rousey
2nd UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion
November 15, 2015 – March 5, 2016
Succeeded by
Miesha Tate
Major world boxing titles
Inaugural Champion WBA female welterweight champion
June 10, 2006 – 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Cecilia Brækhus
Vacant
Title last held by
Mary Jo Sanders
WBC female welterweight champion
March 22, 2007 – 2008
Vacated