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"The Preacher's Daughter"

Holly Holm

#2 Women's Bantamweight Division • 14-5-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 1
    Fight Win Streak
  • 8
    Wins by Knockout
Striking accuracy 35% 35%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
494
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1403
Grappling accuracy 27% 27%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
6
Takedowns Attempted
22
2.75
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.80
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.50
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.08
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
57
%
Sig. Str. Defense
77
%
Takedown Defense
0.17
Knockdown Ratio
16:21
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
407 (82%)
Clinch
63 (13%)
Ground
24 (5%)

Sig. Str. by target

47% 231 Head 28% 137 Body 26% 126 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
8 (62%)
DEC
5 (38%)
SUB
0 (0%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Albuquerque, United States
Trains at
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Fighting style
Kickboxer
Age
39
Height
68.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Feb. 28, 2015
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
38.00
Q & A

TRAINING: It’s hard to describe a typical training day. I don't feel like any of them are "typical." Each day presents its own challenges. I run five days a week, spar twice a week, grapple 2-3 times per week and wrestle two times a week. Maybe some strength and conditioning in there somewhere depending on the day and I also do mitt work 3-4 times a week.

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 16, I liked cardio kickboxing for the workout. I did that for about a year and got very intrigued watching the sparring classes at the same gym (Winkeljohn's Kickboxing). I started sparring and asked Mr. Winkeljohn to let me know when he thought I was ready to compete. I trained for a bit and had my first fight at 18 and I fell in love with the sport.

What ranks and titles have you held? Multiple world titles in boxing. Ranked No. 1 in numerous organizations and at different times, also ranked No. 1 in multiple weight classes (140, 147 and 154).

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are my family, friends and teammates. I look at the things they accomplish and how they influence other people. I watch that and think: 'I want to do big things too. I want to influence people in a positive way too.'

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I am so overwhelmed with emotion. It means so much. More than I can explain. I know it is the place to be.... the place everyone wants to be.... so I just want to do well. I want to be a good thing not a big letdown. I want to perform. I want to excel. I want to accomplish. I don't just want to be a participant.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? One year at University of New Mexico, but no degree. I did go to real estate school and got my license, which is currently active.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a server at multiple restaurants. I also worked as a chiropractic assistant for a couple years.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won a national kickboxing championship before turning pro

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Multiple boxing titles, one MMA title, and some knockouts

Favorite grappling technique: I like anything that gets someone to submit

Favorite Striking technique: Ha, ha, anything that knocks ‘em out!

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New UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm of the United States celebrates her victory over Ronda Rousey of the United States during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC)