UFC bantamweight Holly Holm is set to be inducted into the prestigious New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.
The organization announced on Sunday that Holm will be joining the class of 2019.
“Multiple-time world champion in boxing, defending her titles 18 times in three weight classes, captured the MMA bantamweight title & gave Ronda Rousey her first loss in the sport.” the organization said of Holm’s induction.
Holm (12-5-0) is without a doubt a pioneer for women in sports. The 37-year-old has been competing in combat sports since the year 2002 and has had success in boxing, kickboxing and MMA. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ is a two-time Ring Magazine fighter of the year, having been given the prestigious accolade in both 2005 and 2006. Her 2015 victory over Ronda Rousey will forever go down as one of the biggest upsets in MMA history.
As well as preparing for her induction into the New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame, Holm is also gearing up for a return to the cage at the UFC 246 event on January 18 when she takes on Raquel Pennington.