Holly Holm is one of the most decorated boxers to ever enter the UFC. She is an 18-time boxing world champion in three weight divisions and finished her career with an astounding record of 33-2. Upon transitioning to mixed martial arts, she has accumulated a 7-0 record, with six of those wins coming by way of knockout.
However, when Holm signed with the UFC this past July, the organization’s president, Dana White, stated the accomplished boxer would not receive an immediate title shot against the women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. According to Adam Guillen Jr. of SB Nation, White stated Holm would need “at least one non-title UFC fight before challenging” Rousey.
Holm will have to win her debut matchup and most likely in dramatic fashion. Then, if she is able to call out, secure and knock off a popular and highly ranked opponent, such as the division’s No. 1 contender, Cat Zingano, the No. 3 contender, Miesha Tate or even Amanda Nunes (No. 8), Holm could earn a title shot in early 2015.