In the beginning (according to Wikipedia)….
Holly Holm was born on October 17, 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Holm grew up in Bosque Farms, New Mexico and graduated from Manzano High School in 2000, then studied for a year at the University of New Mexico. She played soccer and tried gymnastics, swimming and diving before getting into boxing and kickboxing. Holly’s path to a boxing career began with aerobics. Her aerobics instructor was Mike Winkeljohn.
THE REAL DEAL (according to our sources):
Holly grew up in a tight knit family environment in New Mexico. She is from the Sandia Heights in Albuquerque.
Her brother and her are extremely close. He was her first & #1 fan from the beginning.
Her father was a pastor father at Bosque Farms Church of Christ for 18 years. This is how she earned the nickname as the preacher’s daughter. He was a big supporter and fan on her career. She is what you would call a “daddy’s girl.”
Her mom was unfortunately not so supportive of her professional fighting decision. She wished that Holly would pursue another career that wasn’t as violent and as physical as boxing. Holly was apparently very smart and good with her studies.
She attended the University of New Mexico for a year before deciding to quit and follow her passion into professional boxing. She had her first professional fight in 2002. From then on, she dominated and fought her way to the top of that profession into world champion shape.
Holly’s love life always came second to boxing. But she met her future husband in New Mexico. Jeff Kickpatrick was also a native of New Mexico. They eventually married in 2012. (That’s her manager semi-photobombing this shot)
Holly Holm is 5’8 & 134 lbs. Her birthday is October 17, 1981 (age 34). She is the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion after her TKO in UFC 193 of Ronda Rousey in one of the greatest upsets in MMA history. Her record is now 10-0.
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