In one of the most incredible upsets in UFC history, Holly Holm knocked Ronda Rousey out cold to capture the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship on Saturday at UFC 193.
Holm exposed holes in Rousey’s striking game early and often, beating Rousey up in the first round with a series of range strikes, jabs, and much more. Holm took some shots from Rousey, but they weren’t nearly as effective.
In the second, Holm’s attack continued, and she hurt Rousey early before throwing her to the ground. As Rousey got to her feet, Holm cracked her with a head kick to the neck and jaw that put Rousey out cold. Holm dropped down with a couple more hammerfists before the ref could step in, and she is your new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
Rousey suffers her first loss in MMA ever, while Holm remains undefeated in the sport.
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