UFC star Holly Holm files for divorce, requests maiden name back

Holly Holm

UFC star and former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband.

That news comes from TMZ, who reported that Holm is seeking to end her marriage to Jeff Kirkpatrick.

The couple originally met while attending the University of New Mexico. Holm and Kirkpatrick later married in Cancun in July of 2012.

According to TMZ’s report, Holy Holm cited “incompatibility because of discord and conflict of personalities” as her reasoning behind the requested divorce.

As per the court documents, Holm claims she separated from Kirkpatrick back in March of 2018 and the couple are no longer living as husband and wife.

The former UFC women’s bantamweight champions current legal name reads as Holly Holm-Kirkpatrick. Holly has asked that the judges now restore her maiden name of ‘Holly Holm’.

“The Preachers Daughter” is set to return to the octagon against Aspen Ladd at March’s stacked UFC 235 event in Las Vegas.

In her most recent octagon appearance at June’s UFC 225 event in Chicago, Holly Holm picked up a decision win over former Invicta champion Megan Anderson.

Holly Holm

Holly Holm captured the UFC women’s bantamweight championship in November of 2015, scoring a devastating knockout victory over the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

Holm would go on to lose that title in her following octagon appearance against Miesha Tate at UFC 196.

As for Holly’s upcoming opponent, Aspen Ladd sports an undefeated record of 7-0 and looked extremely impressive in her latest win over Tonya Evinger at UFC 229.

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