Holly Holm created a legacy in female boxing that will stand the test of time.
Now, she wants to do the same in MMA.
Holm, the reigning UFC bantamweight champion, looks to defend her title this Saturday night against Miesha Tate. “The Preacher’s Daughter” stunned the world when she knocked out Ronda Rousey last November.
“I don’t want my career to be defined by one fight,” said Holm, during a recent interview on UFC Tonight. “I want to show more things. I’m here to fight. Every fight is different. That fight with Ronda was the high in my career, but I don’t want to stop there.
“Every fight makes a different style. I don’t want to compare the two.”
In Tate, Holm, will be facing a more wrestling-first fighter. Like Rousey, she is also a former Strikeforce champion and competed for UFC gold.
“Miesha is a little more unpredictable. You don’t know what she’s going for,” Holm said. “She’s really good and scrappy. I need to be ready for whatever situation we’re in.”
Holm made a career out of defending boxing titles, doing so 18 times over three weight classes. She is a perfect 10-0 in her MMA career, including three Octagon victories.