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Kidnapped soccer star calls cops, arranges rescue

A professional soccer player who was kidnapped in Mexico Saturday night has been rescued by authorities, according to state officials -- largely thanks to his own heroics. Mexican international and Olympiacos striker Alan Pulido was kidnapped Saturday night in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state.

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Holm, as gracious as always, thanked her fans, family and coaches, including Mike Winklejohn and Greg Jackson of Jackson-Wink MMA, she also signed autographs. The crowd chanted, screamed in excitement. She took the opportunity to raise money for charities benefitting New Mexicans - her father, a real-life preacher - auctioned off several fight photos that brought in thousands for the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home.

Mayor Berry proclaimed December 6, 2015, Holly Holm Day

Read more in the December Issue.

 

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