September 27, 2020

UFC star Holly Holm set to be inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame

UFC bantamweight Holly Holm is set to be inducted into the prestigious New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.

Holm joins the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame – Class of 2019/20.

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 has been competing in combat sports since the year 2002.

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.

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5 thoughts on “UFC star Holly Holm set to be inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame

  1. Holly holm faded away after ending the ronda train. too bad. wish she woulda beat either amanda or cyborg. So it seemed that her win against ronda was against the absolute worst version of Ronda to ever enter a cage: burned out by media, angry, coached by a loser armenian criminal, inside a miserable bubble.

  2. She’s done a lot of losing since beating Ronda. But to be fair, those losses came against the best of the best. Nunes, Cyborg and Shevchenko all belong on the Mount Rushmore of womens MMA. And with a bid of luck she wouldn’t have been 2-5 for her last seven fights. It just as easily could have been 4-3 which would have been pretty impressive considering all the girls she has fought. She was ahead on points before Miesha Tate choked her out at the last minute and de Randamie should arguably have been disqualified, or at least have a point deducted when Holly fought her for the inaugural UFC featherweight belt. Even without that I think that Holly really won that fight. So, post-Ronda she’s been better than her record would suggest imo.

    1. yeah, people crap on her about her record the last few years, but I’m not sure if there’s anyone else on the women’s side who’s face a tougher last 7 opponents , other than maybe Joanna, Tecia, Claudia, or Karolina.

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