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Holly Holm, the world's No. 1-rated female boxer with a 32-2-3 record, strings together some of the sport's most inventive punch combinations with the same dexterity she shows when stitching together, say, the burlap table runners she keeps threatening to sell on the craft site, Etsy, but gives away as gifts instead.

The 18-time, three division world champion boxer will now ply her creativity to the cage, where she'll make her third mixed martial arts appearance on tonight's Bellator card (airing on Spike, 10pm/9CT) against Katie Merrill of Brighton, Mass. (1-0-0). The fight will take place at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Rio Rancho, New Mex., a 45- minute drive from Holm's hometown of Bosque Farms.

Holm's Bellator debut in the bantamweight division marks her 36th out of 39 fights to occur within the confines of her home state. The boxer's home-based performances largely explain why a fighter like Ronda Rousey has experienced fame best described as a phenomena while Holm's remains more of an enigma.

Holm, like Rousey, possesses the trinity of marketability for female athletes: bona fides in her sport, universal beauty, and unquestionable intelligence. An argument could be made that Holm could indeed be more marketable than Rousey. While her MMA counterpart is brazen and oftentimes biting in her assertions, Holm is polite and pensive in her analysis -- and more palatable to a general audience still adjusting to the idea of female fighters. Holm also achieves a rarity in the female sportscape: She manages to exude femininity but not sexuality.

Even though Holm might not be recognized widely, she is adored deeply, by both the New Mexico fanbase and its abundant promoters on the Native American reservations around the state who pay her four times as much money as promotions in Las Vegas or California have offered.

"We've tried going other places but they don't want to pay," she says. "There's a big misconception that I won't go anywhere else... A lot of people say, 'Why don't you leave?' And I say, 'Ask yourself this: 'How come they're coming here?' Obviously, they're getting paid or getting an opportunity they didn't have at home. And who would, in any job, leave to make a quarter of what they're going to make [at home]? Who would do that? Who? Nobody."

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2/28/13 2:54 PM
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She has no KO's, but 9 tko's. The only KO on her record was when she was knocked out.
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She has no KO's, but 9 tko's. The only KO on her record was when she was knocked out.
With no one shot kill power she will have to develop a wicked ground game.

That said I'm excited she is going to give MMA a shot. Phone Post
2/28/13 3:26 PM
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It's great to see this sort of quality coming in to womens MMA. If the UFC sign her, that would be three truly world class athletes in the 135 lbs weight class (Rousey and McMann being to other two as medalists in the Olympics). That being said, as the previous post pointed out, she doesn't seem to have KO power so would need an amazing ground game to prevent the you know what from Ronda.
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She has no KO's, but 9 tko's. The only KO on her record was when she was knocked out.
With no one shot kill power she will have to develop a wicked ground game.

That said I'm excited she is going to give MMA a shot. Phone Post
Punches hit a lot harder with MMA gloves than Boxing gloves.. Phone Post
2/28/13 3:28 PM
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2/28/13 3:30 PM
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No one in women's mma has 1 shot power, even cyborg would need multiple shots to stop women she was much much bigger than
2/28/13 3:31 PM
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Her record shows 2-0 in mma

This is her Bellator debut
2/28/13 3:37 PM
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cmon ugblog..the least you can do is check your own fight finder

 

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/58E96A9940880E2A/Holly-Holm/

 

the article itself also says "The 18-time, three division world champion boxer will now ply her creativity to the cage, where she'll make her third mixed martial arts appearance on tonight's Bellator card (airing on Spike, 10pm/9CT)"

 

 

2/28/13 3:53 PM
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liquidrob - No one in women's mma has 1 shot power, even cyborg would need multiple shots to stop women she was much much bigger than

Veronica Rothenhausler seems to fit the bill. A bit green still though.
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She needs to fight Brækhus in a boxing ring to see who #1 is.

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She has no KO's, but 9 tko's. The only KO on her record was when she was knocked out.

She's got 100% stoppages so far as an MMA fighter. It hardly matters whether it's a clean KO as long as the referee stops it. Also, kicks tend to compensate for the lower upper body strength in female fighters, and the gloves make the TKOs a LOT easier.
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She has no KO's, but 9 tko's. The only KO on her record was when she was knocked out.

She's got 100% stoppages so far as an MMA fighter. It hardly matters whether it's a clean KO as long as the referee stops. Also, kicks tend to compensate for the lower upper body strength in female fighters, and the gloves make the TKOs a LOT easier.
Yeah hopefully she will have a lot of success. I for one welcome our boxing overlords. Phone Post
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I fixed Chris's egregious error a while ago, as usual.

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She needs to fight Brækhus in a boxing ring to see who #1 is.

This! Phone Post
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but 39 pro fights vs 1?

Merrill swept the entire East Coast at the Abu Dhabi qualifier, and has submitted at least one world champion I can think of off hand. It's going to look like an early UFC fight, if she can get the takedown, it will be a submission, if Holm keeps it standing, it will be a rough night for Katie.
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She has no KO's, but 9 tko's. The only KO on her record was when she was knocked out.

She's got 100% stoppages so far as an MMA fighter. It hardly matters whether it's a clean KO as long as the referee stops. Also, kicks tend to compensate for the lower upper body strength in female fighters, and the gloves make the TKOs a LOT easier.
Yeah hopefully she will have a lot of success. I for one welcome our boxing overlords. Phone Post
As do I! Phone Post
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She's as cute as she can be!

 

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She trains out of Greg Jacksons
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She has no KO's, but 9 tko's. The only KO on her record was when she was knocked out.

She's got 100% stoppages so far as an MMA fighter. It hardly matters whether it's a clean KO as long as the referee stops it. Also, kicks tend to compensate for the lower upper body strength in female fighters, and the gloves make the TKOs a LOT easier.
Holly is a beast, her boxing is incredible, but don't forget... She's been teaching and training kickboxing forever. Also been at Jackson's mma for at least 10 years. I would bet her ground game is decent enough to stay out of trouble. Phone Post
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liquidrob - No one in women's mma has 1 shot power, even cyborg would need multiple shots to stop women she was much much bigger than
Lets get Ann Wolfe out of retirement and into MMA!

Greatest one punch KO in women's history.

Someone post it?

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