Her cardio-kickboxing instructor, Mike Winkeljohn, recognized Holm's potential as a fighter and began training her.
After four rounds of back-and-forth fighting, Tate defeated Holm in the fifth with a rear-naked choke.
Holm was strong in the first round of the fight standing up, but was less effective grappling with Tate on the mat.
She is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, and a former professional boxer and kickboxer.
She was a multiple-time world champion in boxing, defending her titles 18 times in three weight classes, and a two-time Ring magazine fighter of the year (2005, 2006).
They had a rematch on October 17, 2008, at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit, which ended in a draw.
On December 2, 2011, Holm took on knockout artist Anne Sophie Mathis of France for the vacant IBA female and WBAN welterweight titles.Holm made her mixed martial arts debut on March 4, 2011, against Christina Domke at an event organized by her boxing promoter, Lenny Fresquez.She headlined the card with Jackson's Submission Fighting teammate Keith Jardine. On April 4, 2014, Holm faced Juliana Werner for the inaugural Legacy FC Women's Bantamweight Championship.After Tate took Holm down in the second round, Holm almost submitted to a guillotine choke, but wriggled out just before the bell.In the fifth round, Tate scored another takedown and locked in another rear-naked choke.Her parents divorced shortly before she graduated from Manzano High School in 2000; after graduation, she studied for a year at the University of New Mexico.