Holly Holm

Mixed Martial Artist, Professional Kickboxer

Holly Holm
UFC fighter, Holly Holm Source: Google

Holly Rene Holm-Kirkpatrick, an American MMA fighter is a former professional boxer and kickboxer. She is also a former world boxing champion, having defended her title eighteen times across three weight divisions.

Childhood,  Early Life, and Education

MMA fighter, Holly Rene Holm-Kirkpatrick, was born as Holly Rene Holm on October 17, 1981, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the United States.

Her parents are Roger, a preacher for the ‘Church of Christ,’ and his wife Tammy, who is a massage therapist.

She earned the moniker “The Preacher’s Daughter” because of her father’s profession. Holly Holm is the youngest of three siblings, with two older brothers, Brian and Weston Holm.

She grew up near Bosque Farms and competed in gymnastics, swimming, and diving in addition to soccer. She graduated from Manzano High School in 2000 and attended the University of New Mexico.

Holm began taking Aerobics lessons when she was sixteen years old. Her teacher saw her talent as a fighter and began teaching her right away.

Career| Professional Life

Holly Holm won her first fight in September 2001 at the International Kickboxing Federation in Kansas City, Missouri, where she won the International Rules Adult Women’s Welterweight Division.

Likewise, in January 2002, she made her boxing debut, and five months later, she made her kickboxing debut. Her boxing record is incredible, with 33 victories, two defeats, and three ties.

Throughout her boxing career, she earned the WBF Female World Light Welterweight and World Welterweight titles. In addition, Holm has won 18 world titles in three different world classifications.

Again she made her Mixed Martial Arts debut, in  March 2011. Likely, she fought Anne Sophie Mathis of France in December 2011 for the vacant IBF female and WBAN welterweight belts.

Holm had a humiliating loss.  Likely, they again fought in June of the following year, with Holm defeating Mathis and becoming the new champion.

She again take part in the Legacy Championship 21 in 2013, when she fought Allana Jones. Holm emerged victorious after the battle.

In addition, she then went up against Nikki Knudsen and Angela Hayes. Holm battled valiantly and was victorious against both of them.

Likewise, she also won her following fight against Juliana Werner, despite breaking her left arm in the first round.

Deal with UFC

She signed a contract with the UFC, in 2014. Followingly, Holm withdrew out of her first match, which was supposed to be against Raquel Pennington, due to an unexplained ailment.

Likewise, in November 2015, she battled Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey.

Despite putting up a valiant battle, Holm defeated Rousey and ended her three-year tenure as champion. In March of the following year, Holly was defeated by Miesha Tate for the championship.

Furthermore, in 2017, she competed in the Women’s Featherweight Championship against Germaine de Randamie.

On the other hand, she lost the bout, prompting her to file a complaint with the New York State Athletic Commission, requesting that the referee’s choices be reviewed.

Unfortunately, her appeal was refused since no legislation or rule had been broken.

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Other work

Holly Holm was a key player in the 2016 action film “Fight Valley”.

Rob Hawk directed and wrote the film, which also included Susie Celek, Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, and Amanda Serrano.

Their film was released, on July 22, 2016. Critics had conflicting feelings about it.

Awards and Achievements

Holly Holm is the first fighter to win world titles in both boxing and MMA.

Her achievements also are the UFC Bantamweight Champion, GBU World Welterweight Champion, WIBA World Light Welterweight Champion, IBA Female World Welterweight Champion three times, and Legacy FC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

Net Worth

Holly Holm has a net worth of roughly $4 million as of 2022 USD, which she acquired during her fighting career.


Jeff Kirkpatrick and Holly Holm tied a knot in Cancun, Mexico on April 27, 2012.

The pair had been in a relationship for some years before deciding to marry. They met and fell in love throughout their college years.


Holly Holly is rumored to have filed for divorce. Similarly, she filed divorce papers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeking to dissolve her marriage to Kirkpatrick.

The primary reason for divorce is “incompatibility due to disagreement and clash of personalities.”

The pair, however, divorced in March 2018 and “no longer live as husband and wife.” According to the article, she also requested that her surname be changed from Holm-Kilpatrick to her forename, Holm.

Similarly, MMA Fighter stated that she and her spouse are financially self-sufficient, thus spousal support is unnecessary.

Holly Holm
Holly with her ex-husband source: Google

Social Media

Hollen is active on Instagram under the username @hollyholm where she has 2.3 million followers and 1,189 posts.

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