Holly Holm Height ~ How Tall is She Really?

Mixed martial artist, Holly Holm is known for many things, her skills in the octagon, her competitive nature, her good looks, etc. Some people may be curious about her height as well. Holly is on the taller side of the spectrum of the heights of female mixed martial artists of UFC - as you may have noticed already. UFC lists her at 5'8" which is about an inch and a half below the national average height of males in the United States.

But UFC also has a history of inflating their fighters' height (do they even measure?) - not as bad as WWE but still - could it be that Holly is shorter than that? We don't think that it applies this time. For one thing, Holly does look fairly tall, there are many pictures and videos of her in the face-offs of UFC on the internet where she almost always towers over her opponents. For example, Holly looked about 2.5 to 3 inches taller than Ronda Rousey in their face-off at the weigh-in of UFC 207. Ronda is listed at 5'7" by UFC and Wikipedia.

With Amanda Nunes, Holly still looked about an inch and a half taller. Amanda is listed at 5'8". So, what does that make Holly? 5'9"+? The thing is both Ronda and Amanda are listed about an inch and a half taller than they really are. We think Ronda is around 5'5.5" (166 cm) and Amanda 5'6.5" (169 cm) in real life, barefoot - of course. Which makes Holly around 5'8" in real - a good number to describe her height and which makes her just half an inch shorter than someone like Conor McGregor.

The real height of Holly Holm is 5'8" or 172.5 cm

Holly Holm with a few fellow mixed martial artists
Weili Zhang, Valentina Shevchenko, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes, Holly Holm, and Megan Anderson height comparison
Weili Zhang (5'3"), Valentina Shevchenko (5'4"), Joanna Jedrzejczyk (5'5"), Ronda Rousey (5'5.5"), Amanda Nunes (5'6.5"), Holly Holm (5'8"), and Megan Anderson (5'11")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Height Female Height
Indonesia 5'4"/163 cm 4'10.75"/149 cm
Bangladesh 5'4.25"/163 cm 4'11"/150 cm
Vietnam 5'4.5"/164 cm 4'11"/150 cm
India 5'5.25"/166 cm 5"/152 cm
Nigeria 5'6"/168 cm 5'1.5"/156 cm
China 5'6.5"/169 cm 5'1"/155 cm
Japan 5'7.5"/171 cm 5'2.25"/158 m
South Korea 5'7.5"/172 cm 5'2.25"/158 cm
Brazil 5'8"/173 cm 5'2.5"/159 cm
France 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 m
Russia 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 ccm
Spain 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
United States 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
England 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Canada 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Australia 5'10"/178 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Germany 5'10.5"/179 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Denmark 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Finland 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Sweden 5'11.25"/181 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Netherlands 5'11.25"/181.6 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Dinaric Alps 6"/183 cm 5'6.5"/169 cm
Nilotic people of South Sudan 6'3"/190 cm 5'10"/177 cm

Data painstakingly extracted more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect up to half an inch of discrepancy from real life. All heights are supposed to belong to relatively young people of the urban areas, so they may come out slightly over the real average height.