UFC 193: Holly Holm Shocks The MMA World, KOs Ronda Rousey
By FCF Staff
Holly Holm scored one of the biggest upsets in MMA history tonight at UFC 193, as the bantamweight ended the championship reign of superstar Ronda Rousey.
From the beginning of the bout, Holm countered Rousey with hard straight lefts, and was able to work her way out from the Judoka’s clinch a couple of times. At one point, the bout spilled to the mat, but Holm defended well and got back to her feet.
Rousey came out aggressively in round two, despite the fact she seemed fatigued and unstable. Holm proceeded to land several more telling lefts, and then floored the champion with a headkick. Holm swarmed in with punches from above but Rousey appeared to already be out.
After the fight, an ecstatic Holm credited her coaches and camp for the win. Rousey did not do a post-fight interview.
In the co-headliner, strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk outstruck a very game Valerie Letourneau to record a unanimous decision.
Here are the results from UFC 193, which took place in Melbourne, Australia.
Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey via KO (headkick and punches) R2, 0:59
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Valerie Letourneau via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
Mark Hunt def. Antonio Silva via KO (punches) R1, 3:41
Robert Whittaker def. Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jared Rosholt def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jake Matthews def. Akbarh Arreola via TKO (doctor stoppage) R2, 5:00
Kyle Noke def. Peter Sobotta via TKO (body kick and punches) R1, 2:01
Gian Villante def. Anthony Perosh via KO (punch) R1, 2:56
Danny Martinez def. Richie Vaculik via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Daniel Kelly def. Steve Montgomery via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Richard Walsh def. Steven Kennedy via unanimous decision (170) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
James Moontasri def. Anton Zafir via TKO (spinning back kick to body and punches) R1, 4:36
Ben Nguyen def. Ryan Benoit via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:36