Former pound-for-pound boxing queen Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm is set to make her long-awaited Octagon debut on December 6th at UFC 181: “Hendricks vs Lawler 2” in Las Vegas, Nevada, against TUF 18 alum Raquel “Rocky” Pennington.
Holm, 33-2-3 in boxing, is unbeaten in seven pro MMA bouts with six of those wins via knockout. In her last bout in April, a TKO win over Juliana Werner, Holm suffered a broken forearm. Now 100% healthy, Holm faces arguably her toughest opponent to date in Pennington. “Rocky”, a hard-nosed striker in her own right, owns ‘TUF house’ victories over Tonya Evinger and Jessamyn Duke. In her official Octagon debut on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Finale, she defeated Roxanne Modafferi but came up short in her most recent bout, a close split decision loss to Jessica Andrade.