Albuquerque planning day to honor Holly Holm
The mayor of Albuquerque is planning a day to honor Holly Holm, who is now the UFC Bantamweight champion after beating Ronda Rousey over the weekend at UFC 193 in Australia.
A spokesperson from Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry’s office told Larry Brown Sports that while the official details have not been released yet, a celebration will occur this weekend, either Friday or Saturday.
The mayor’s office sent a tweet Sunday about the planned celebration:
We have reached out to Team Holly Holm and others and will be making announcements early next week for celebrations. Stay tuned!
— Mayor Richard Berry (@Mayor_Berry) November 15, 2015
LBS was told that the event would be like a homecoming, potentially a parade-style celebration for the Albuquerque native.
Holm was born in Albuquerque and attended the University of New Mexico for a year. Four of her professional MMA fights have taken place in New Mexico, while all but three of her 38 career professional boxing matches have been in New Mexico. It’s safe to say that she is a huge hometown hero, and the city is extremely proud of her for her accomplishment.