The world of MMA has a lot to do with creating records and breaking them. But when Holly Holm became the new UFC champion, she had another trophy waiting for her that she can place on her shelf back home along with many other golden straps she has won over the years.
The Preacher’s Daughter became the first athlete on the planet to win a major world boxing title and an MMA title, as a result, she created a Guinness World Record by doing so. She won the inaugural WBA Female Welterweight championship back in 2006 and the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship last year in 2015.
After her victory, UFC commentator Joe Rogan acknowledged the fact and credited her for accomplishing the great feat.
According to Bloodyelbow.com, the first published in 1955, Guinness World Records “is the universally recognised global authority on record-breaking achievement” and covers everything from the world’s fattest twins (Billy and Benny McCrary) to the richest cat on the planet (Blackie).
Holm is responsible for one of the biggest jaw-dropping upsets in the history of combat sports when she beat Ronda Rousey for the title. She not only became the first person to beat her but also the very first person to finish Rousey, thus being crowned as the second ever UFC women's bantamweight champion.
But unfortunately, Holm’s championship reign didn’t remain glorious for a long time as she lost her title to Miesha Tate at UFC 196. Her career again had a black spot when she lost another fight to an upcoming MMA fighter Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on FOX 20. Despite her two losses, she is considered one of the best female fighters in the world.
The former boxer has one of the best resumes with 19 titles under her belt, and a fight record of 33 wins and only two losses and 3 draws.
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