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Ultimate Fighting Championship

Holly Holm: Albuquerque 'supportive' in road to championship

As the city of Albuquerque plans a "homecoming celebration" for new UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm, the New Mexico native said Friday that her hometown played a role in her road to capturing the belt from undefeated Ronda Rousey.

Holm told CBS sports talk show host Jim Rome on Friday that the city was behind her during her career as a former No. 1-ranked boxer, and later a kickboxer and mix-martial arts fighter.

"Albuquerque is such a supportive town...I love (bringing) this belt back to my town," Holm said.

Last week, Holm (10-0) pulled off a stunning win over Rousey (12-1) in UFC 193, knocking out the women's bantamweight champion...