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Top 15 Reasons Why Holly Holm Is The New Face Of UFC

By all measurements one kick to the neck of Ronda Rousey does not a champion make. Yet the momentum is all with one woman in UFC and Holly Holm is now a force to be reckoned with. Her vicious takedown of the previously undefeated fighter turns the tables on the division and judging by events post Melbourne, Holm has the perfect platform to set the benchmark for a few years to come.

Whether it’s endorsing Floyd Mayweather as a legend of boxing or talking to Larry King, Holly Holm looks very comfortable in her new role as the Queen of UFC. Champions have been knocked down before but the challenge for the underdog is to embrace the role of top dog, using the hype and notoriety to take their standards to the next level.

Discussions of a rematch with Rousey already appear underway as the poster girl for the sport licks her wounds and ego to gear herself for a shot at redemption. If it does indeed go ahead, the event will be the ultimate benchmark for Holm to prove that her success was not a shot in the dark and she does have the staying power to reign supreme once again. It’s one thing for David to slay Goliath, it’s quite another to do it again knowing the threat she carries in the cage.

But climbing Mount Everest deserves a moment of reflection and celebration. Holm is ideally placed to soak up the adulation and plot her next move. At 34, in peak physical condition and coming off a crushing defeat of Rousey, who’s not to say she hasn’t already succeeded?

Here are the top 15 reasons why Holly Holm is the new face of UFC.

15 Remaining Humble

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14 Bringing Over Boxing Fans

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13 Wears Heart On Sleeve

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12 Photogenic

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11 Blonde’s Have More Fun

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10 Film Star

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9 Proven Across Weight Divisions

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8 Getting Global Recognition

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7 Rose For The Biggest Occasion

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6 Fighter For The People

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5 Engages With Other Sports

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4 Symbol For Late Bloomers

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3 Wasn’t Fazed By Rousey Taunts

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2 Focused On Conquering UFC

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1 Toppled The Current Face Of UFC

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To be the best you have to beat the best. In many people’s eyes Ronda Rousey remains the face of the sport because she has far more credits in the bank. For various reasons Rousey was the first to transcend the sport of UFC, opening up many opportunities it never had before because of her star power. Then along came Holly. During her Rich Eisen interview she took particular pride not only at the fact she won, but did so in such a convincing manner. “I don’t have a big ego about myself or my career, but I do have certain prides and that is one thing that I’m proud of is that I dominated the fight. It wasn’t just a lucky punch.”

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