Another one of the world's best boxers is ready to give mixed martial arts a try. According to sources close to the bout, USCombatSports.com has learned that highly decorated professional boxer Holly Holm will make her mixed martial arts debut against Wisconsin’s ground specialist Christina Domke in Albuquerque's Route 66 Casino Hotel on March 4 in a promotion yet to be named.
Regarded as one of the world’s pound-for-pound best boxers, Holm will also enter the cage in March with a solid kickboxing game. Nicknamed both “Hottie” and “The Preacher’s Daughter”, Holm won the national amateur kickboxing championship in 2001. She will square off against the ground-and-pound expert Domke.
Training under Mike Winkeljohn and Greg Jackson in Albuquerque, Holm has accumulated a career boxing record of 29-1-3. Most recently, she earned an eighth round TKO over Ann Marie Saccurato in December. However, she is now entering a sport with a much different set of rules, something her opponent knows all about.
Since turning pro in 2009, no female fighter made as much of an impact on the Wisconsin fight scene as Domke. Following an impressive amateur career, the “Machine Gun” has went 4-1 in the professional ranks, and even supplied the Badger state with one of the nastiest knockouts of 2009.
The career-defining bout will also give the Unified Martial Arts fighter a golden opportunity to clean the slate from her last out of state fight. Nearly a year ago to the day, Domke suffered a quick submission loss to Bethany Marshall after getting caught in an early guillotine. But it’s safe to say that Holm probably won’t rely on submissions come fight night.
At the Route 66 Casino Hotel in March, Domke and Holm will bring an impressive set of credentials to the much anticipated bout. A win for either fighter will likely put them right in line for a Strikeforce contract. Stay tuned to US Combat Sports for breaking news regarding the March card which will likely be headlined by Keith Jardine and possibly another Wisconsin veteran.