Who did Holly Holm lose the belt to?

Last Modified Mar 26, 2024 10:24 GMT
Holly Holm Championship Loss
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Born on October 17, 1981, Holly Holm is a former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and currently ranked No.5 in the division. Apart from MMA, Holm has competed in professional boxing and kickboxing matches. She is the only female fighter to become a world champion in boxing and mixed martial arts.


Holly Holm became the UFC women’s bantamweight champion by defeating Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 via knockout on November 15, 2015. She earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ and ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus for her KO at 0:59 in the second round.


Holly Holm Championship Loss

Holly Holm lost her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 via a rear naked choke submission in the fifth round. The fight took place on March 5, 2016, in Las Vegas, United States. The fight started off slow, with both fighters cautiously trying to find their range. ⁤⁤Holm managed to land some quick and effective combinations, giving her the edge in the eyes of the judges for the first round despite a lackluster start. ⁤


⁤In the second round, the pace of the clash picked up quickly as the challenger executed a successful takedown. ⁤⁤Tate capitalized on this by gaining side control and unleashing a barrage of elbows and punches on Holm. ⁤⁤This marked the first time Holm had been taken down in her UFC career. ⁤⁤Tate continued to pressure Holm on the ground, nearly securing a rear-naked choke, but Holm managed to survive until the end of the round. ⁤


⁤Despite Tate's dominance in the second round, Holm showed improved defense in subsequent rounds, thwarting Tate's takedown attempts and landing punches of her own. ⁤⁤However, Tate's persistence paid off in the final round when she secured another takedown and successfully applied a standing rear-naked choke, forcing the referee to stop the fight and declaring Tate the new champion. ⁤




Holly Holm MMA Record


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Loss15–6 (1)Mayra Bueno SilvaNC (overturned)UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Bueno SilvaJuly 15, 202320:38Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win15–6Yana SantosDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. SandhagenMarch 25, 202335:00San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss14–6Ketlen VieiraDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. VieiraMay 21, 202255:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win14–5Irene AldanaDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. AldanaOctober 4, 202055:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win13–5Raquel PenningtonDecision (unanimous)UFC 246January 18, 202035:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss12–5Amanda NunesTKO (head kick and punches)UFC 239July 6, 201914:10Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win12–4Megan AndersonDecision (unanimous)UFC 225June 9, 201835:00Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss11–4Cris CyborgDecision (unanimous)UFC 219December 30, 201755:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win11–3Bethe CorreiaKO (head kick and punch)UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. CorreiaJune 17, 201731:09Kallang, Singapore
Loss10–3Germaine de RandamieDecision (unanimous)UFC 208February 11, 201755:00Brooklyn, New York, United States
Loss10–2Valentina ShevchenkoDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Holm vs. ShevchenkoJuly 23, 201655:00Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss10–1Miesha TateTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)UFC 196March 5, 201653:30Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win10–0Ronda RouseyKO (head kick and punches)UFC 193November 15, 201520:59Melbourne, Australia
Win9–0Marion ReneauDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. DuffeeJuly 15, 201535:00San Diego, California, United States
Win8–0Raquel PenningtonDecision (split)UFC 184February 28, 201535:00Los Angeles, California, United States
Win7–0Juliana WernerKO (head kick and punches)Legacy FC 30: Holm vs. WernerApril 4, 201451:50Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win6–0Angela HayesDecision (unanimous)Fresquez Productions: HavocDecember 6, 201335:00Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win5–0Nikki KnudsenTKO (body kick and knees)Legacy FC 24: Feist vs. FerreiraOctober 11, 201321:18Dallas, Texas, United States
Win4–0Allanna JonesKO (head kick)Legacy FC 21: Huerta vs. HobarJuly 19, 201322:22Houston, Texas, United States
Win3–0Katie MerrillTKO (punches)Bellator 91February 28, 201323:02Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win2–0Jan FinneyTKO (body kick)Fresquez Productions: Clash in the CageSeptember 9, 201132:49Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win1–0Christina DomkeTKO (leg kicks)Fresquez Productions: Double ThreatMarch 4, 201123:58Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States





*Last updated on March 26, 2023.

FAQs

A. Holly Holm lost her UFC women’s bantamweight title to Miesha Tate at UFC 196. 

A. Holly Holm is 42 years old. 

A. Holly Holm is set to fight Kayla Harrison next. 

A. Holm competes in the women's bantamweight division of the UFC.

A. Holly Holm holds an MMA record of 15 wins, 6 losses, and 1 no-contest (15-6-0 (1NC)).

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