Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm shocked the world last November when she knocked out the seemingly invincible Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Holm became the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, dethroning Rousey from her dominant run as the champ.
With winning the UFC title on November 14, 2015, Holm set a Guinness World Record, becoming the first athlete, male or female, to win both boxing and MMA world titles.
Holm posted a thankful and positive message on Facebook telling fans the following:
“Something I dreamed of….. To be the first fighter to hold titles in both boxing and MMA. I just received my Guiness book of world records today. I am proud…. However, I would definitely be more proud to still be holding the title I lost. This is a reminder for me to keep pushing forward. I have passion for this life. I still dream of success in everything I do. It’s the only way I know how to live. So I will keep learning and improving and working to be back on top. Thank you to everyone who has supported my career and who continues to support me. I hope you all have a blessed day.”
Holm, unfortunately, was not able to defend her title in her first defense, losing to Miesha Tate in the fifth and final round of their championship fight at UFC 196. Tate locked a rear-naked choke on Holm in the fifth round and Holm used every last bit of energy to try and fight her way out of the choke before going unconscious.
The UFC women’s bantamweight title has been playing hot potato ever since Ronda Rousey lost to Holm with the belt now being held by current champion Amanda Nunes after she was able to able to coincidentally submit Tate by rear-naked choke at UFC 200 in July.
Holm is now on a two-fight losing streak after Valentina Shevchenko was able to take a unanimous decision victory over Holm at UFC on FOX 20, which also took place in July.
Will we see Holly Holm return to her winning ways and challenge for the UFC women’s bantamweight title once again? Share your thoughts in the comment section on what the future holds for the only athlete in the world that has won both boxing and MMA world titles!