Women’s MMA has grown by leaps and bounds over the past couple years. They finally are getting praise for their exceptional skills and are now even fighting inside the UFC. An exciting addition to the women’s bantamweight roster is Holly Holm, who transitioned from boxing to mixed martial arts in hopes of making some waves.
In her bout with Allana Jones at Legacy FC 21, she was able to put on a kickboxing clinic. She gauged her punches nicely and was able to set up a beautiful head-kick knockout in the second round. It was one of the most devastating knockouts ever displayed by a woman fighter, and it certainly makes her a fighter to look for in the near future.
Training out of the Team Jackson camp, she has a lot of room for improvement, especially when it comes to the submission and wrestling aspects of fighting. This is the perfect camp for her, as Greg Jackson is one of the best coaches in terms of strategies and using a fighter’s skill-set and adjusting it with each fight. If Holm can keep up her winning ways, she definitely has a chance to shake things up in the UFC’s bantamweight division, which is currently being dominated by Ronda Rousey.
Rousey is most green in terms of her stand up, and if there was a fighter to test this aspect, it’s Holm. Holm is a former professional boxer who was able to amass an impressive 33-2-3 record. She is a an 18-time world champion in three different divisions, and she is arguably the most accomplished fighter when it comes boxing. She can only go up from here, and it’s going to be exciting to see her grow in the sport of MMA.