Rousey Knocked Out!
It took Holly Holm 59 seconds of the second round to defeat Rhonda Rousey for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title.
Holm became the first women to defeat Rousey who was considered the best pound for pound fighter in MMA. Rousey had seemed unstoppable in her previous bouts. Only one of them going past the first round. Holm used her superior boxing skills to frustrate Rousey in round one. She peppered the champ with several shots to the face including several roundhouse kicks to the face.
Rousey walked into many punches and attempted to clinch Holm many times. She attempted her famous arm bar but was unsuccessful against the challenger. After round one, her mouth was bleeding and she appeared winded while going back to her corner. The end came quickly for Rousey after Holm connected with a roundhouse kick to the face that dropped the champ. Holm had to be pulled off of Rousey by the referee.
ESPN is reporting that Rousey is on her way to the hospital. Holm was a big underdog and was not even listed as part of the promotion for UFC 193. The hot tempered Rousey seemed to be unglued at the weigh in on Friday Evening. She and Holm became physical during the stare down. Nearly 70,000 people attended the event in Melbourne, Australia.
Rousey was a -2000 favorite from the Vegas odds makers. Holm is a 17 time world champion in boxing and kickboxing. This is her first UFC Title.