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Born October 17, 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to parents Roger Holm and Tammy Bredy, Holly Holm is considered to be one of the greatest female boxers of all time. Holm attended Manzano High School where she wanted to take up wrestling, but her parent's wouldn't allow it since there were no girl's teams. She took up kickboxing as an alternative. At the age of 17 she began sparring, and had her first fight when she turned 18. Mike Winkeljohn, Holm's trainer, saw immediate potential, and in 2001 Holm won the national title in the international rules adult women's division in Ringside's amateur kickboxing tournament. Her amateur kickboxing record stands at 6-0-2. Her boxing debut was in January of 2002 and her professional debut as a kickboxer was five months later on June 1. Holm's boxing record is an astounding 33 wins - 2 losses - 3 draws, winning both the WBF Female World Light Welterweight and World Welterweight titles. In 2012 she was named Female Fighter of the Year and also received an award for Female Fight of the Year. She is an 18-time world champion across three weight classes. Holm retired from boxing in 2013 to pursue a career in MMA, and on July 10, 2014 she signed a mulit-fight contract with the UFC. She appears in the film Fight Valley (2016) along with sister UFC fighter Miesha Tate.  See full bio on IMDb »

UFC Star Holly Holm Files for Divorce, Wants Maiden Name Back

Holly Holm
Files for Divorce Wants Maiden Name Back

UFC superstar Holly Holm has filed for divorce from her husband, TMZ Sports has learned.  Holm filed court docs in Albuquerque seeking to end her marriage to Jeff Kirkpatrick ... her college… READ MORE >

Ronda Rousey's UFC Hall of Fame Speech, Proud to 'Fight Like a Girl'

Ronda Rousey
UFC Hall of Fame Speech ... Proud to 'Fight Like a Girl'

Ronda Rousey became the first female fighter EVER inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on Thursday -- and proudly told the crowd, "We have changed what it means to fight like a girl." She's the… READ MORE >

- 350 days ago
Holly Holm 'Open' to Cyborg Rematch

Holly Holm
'Open' to Cyborg Rematch

Holly Holm says she's not shooting down a possible rematch with Cris Cyborg Justino -- but cautions she's gotta get through Megan Anderson first.  Earlier this week, Cyborg told us she'd… READ MORE >

- 384 days ago
Cris Cyborg Praises Anger Management Class, 'I Have to Control Myself'

Cris Cyborg
Praises Anger Management Class 'I Have to Control Myself'

UFC superstar Cris Cyborg says she learned A LOT in her court-ordered anger management class ... and wants to use the knowledge to "be an example for other people." As we previously reported,… READ MORE >

- 386 days ago
Cris Cyborg: I'll Grant Amanda Nunes' Death Wish, Kick Her Ass This Summer

Cyborg to Amanda Nunes
Death Wish, Granted ... I'll Kick Your Ass Now!

Cris Cyborg says she's changed her tune on rearranging Amanda Nunes' face ... and is now willing to rumble with the UFC's other Brazilian women's champ! "If she's calling me out she has to… READ MORE >

- 471 days ago
Laila Ali Squashes Ronda Rousey Beef: Good Luck in WWE!

Laila Ali
Squashes Beef with Ronda Rousey ... Good Luck in WWE!

Looks like the feud between 2 of the baddest chicks on the planet has fizzled out -- 'cause Laila Ali is wishing Ronda Rousey "all the best" in WWE. For real. We got Laila at an event for… READ MORE >

- 504 days ago
UFC Bans Photog for Calling Cyborg a 'Dude'

Bans Photog For Calling Cyborg a 'Dude'

The UFC has Cris Cyborg's back in a big way -- banning an MMA photog (who works for the gym where Holly Holm trains) after the guy referred to Cyborg as a "dude." The man behind the offensive… READ MORE >

- 534 days ago
Holly Holm Rocked Massive Shiner After Cyborg Fight at UFC 219

Holly Holm's Eye
The Shining ... But Still Smiling!!

How tough is Holly Holm?? Her eye was essentially SWOLLEN SHUT after her fight with Cris Cyborg ... and she was still all smiles!  Don't get it twisted -- Holly put up a hell of a fight… READ MORE >

- 535 days ago
Cris Cyborg Celebrates After UFC 219 Title Victory Against Holly Holm

Cris Cyborg
Celebrates UFC Title Fight Victory

Cris Cyborg celebrated her huge UFC victory over Holly Holm at the Foundation Room in Las Vegas. Cyborg retained her featherweight championship belt after winning a unanimous decision in the… READ MORE >

- 537 days ago
UFC Star Rose Namajunas Says She'd Bet on Holly Holm, Not Cris Cyborg

UFC's Rose Namajunas
I'd Put Money on Holly, Not Cyborg ... for UFC 219

Holly Holm shocked the world when she KO'd Ronda Rousey, so you better believe she can slay Cris Cyborg -- so says UFC rising star Rose Namajunas. "She's already proven that if she's… READ MORE >

- 538 days ago
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