Holly Rene Holm-Kirkpatrick is a polarizing and admired figure. She is mixed martial artist, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and former professional boxer and kick boxer. She currently appears in Ultimate Fighting Championships. She is the first fighter to win both martial arts and boxing titles.
Holly Holm Biography and Family
Holly Holm was born on 17th October 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico of United States. Her father Roger Holm is “Church of Christ” preacher. Her mother Tammy Holm is a massage therapist. She grew up in Bosque Farms along with her siblings who were elder then her. Being younger in the household, she was pampered by all and motivated to follow her dreams. In her high school, Holm participated in tons of games like soccer, gymnastics, swimming and diving. After she graduated from her high school, her parents drifted apart and got divorced. She then attended University of New Mexico for a year. Holm is closely bonded with her father. Her father has always been beside her in all her fights and keeps on motivating her from corner of the ring. They two are also partners in real state venture.
Holly Holm married her boyfriend Jeff Kirkpatrick on 27th April 2012. Jeff is finance and accounts graduate from University of Mexico in Cancun. The two are happily married and have no kids till now.
Education: Holly Holm attended Manzano High School where she was an adroit athlete. She played soccer and participated in gymnastics, swimming and diving. After graduating she went to University of New Mexico where she studied for a year.
Holly Holm Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4.4 Million US Dollars
The net worth of the Holly Holm is $4.4 million US dollars as of 2017. Her earnings come from her fights in UFC, endorsements and her real estate business. She currently receives a salary of $50k with $25k bonus. In 2015 her astonishing win over Ronda Rousey (Bantamweight Champion then) made her moneyed superstar overnight. She received $40,000 to show, $50,000 for winning the fight and $100,000 worth bonus. She even got sponsorship from Reebok worth $40000.
Holly Holm Business Model
Holly Holm runs a real estate business in partnership with her father. The business fetches her substantial funds. Bereft that she has tons of endorsements and sponsorships. Her sponsorship with Reebok is worth $40,000. She is also into sponsorship deal with the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. Other endorsements also fetch her decent revenues.
Career: Holm was exceptionally talented however she needed an instructor to give her proper guidance to excel as a professional. Her cardio-kickboxing instructor, Mike Winkeljohn sensed her potential and began training her. She then clinched the title in the Adult Women’s Welterweight Division at the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF).
Holm held plethora of welterweight titles and was entitled as best female welterweight of the world by some. She was named as Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year in 2005 and 2006. She announced her retirement from boxing on 11th May 2013, as she wanted to converge all her attention towards her martial art career.
Holm made her mixed martial arts debut on 4th March 2011 and kick started her career by recording a win. She delivered marvelous performances in all her matches. Later she debuted on Bellator MMA on 28th February 2013. She even entered Legacy Fighting Championship debuting on 19th July, 2013. She kept on forging forward with her splendid performance. Later on 10th July 2014 she signed a multi-fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC).
Turning point in her career came when she defeated Ronda Rousey (Reigning champion for three years) on 14th November 2015. She snatched the title from former champion by registering an astounding victory. She was then awarded her first “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” title along with bonuses worth $100,000. She became a star overnight and post her win she got oodles of endorsements in her kitty.
Holly Holm is engrossed in her fights at the Ultimate Fighting Championships. She has grown wealthier year by year as her career is advancing. Holy, the preacher’s daughter recently lost to Germane De Rondamie on 12th February 2017 and the latter claimed the Ultimate Featherweight Championship. In her leisure time she is active in social media where the star is followed by legion of fans. She even spends her holidays relaxing with her husband. She trains at Jackson- Winkeljohn MMA that is home to copious notable fighters.
Holly Holm is a top-notch mixed martial artist. She has gained immense popularity in short span of her martial career. She is a wealthy celebrity and has a net worth of $4 million. She runs her real estate business in partnership with her father and also has lots of endorsements. She has totally got what she deserves. In 2017 she has lots of fights to partake and lots to conquer.