Holly Holm has two chances of beating reigning UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (pictured) at UFC 193 – slim and none.
Rousey is currently a whopping 14-1 odds-on favorite to annihilate Holm on November 15. Considering Rousey has disposed her last four victims in a combined 130 seconds, that might be a generous line for Holm.
Holm was a boxing champion before transitioning to MMA in 2011, and while she owns a perfect 9-0 record in the cage, her ground game leaves a lot to be desired. That’s not good when you go up against the armbar assassin.
Still, Rousey has a fight to sell. Nobody wants to dish out $54.95 for a pay-per-view’s main event that will be done in under a minute, so Rousey is doing her best to promote her upcoming scrap as a competitive, long-lasting one.
While appearing on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” Rousey told host Jimmy Fallon that she expected her tango with Holm to last longer than her previous outings.
“This one’s gonna be a much longer fight, because she’s a 19-time boxing world champion with 100 percent takedown defense, and head kick knockouts,” Rousey boasted. “She’s undefeated and an amazing athlete and the biggest threat to me, especially on paper. Stylistically, she’s the type of fighter you have to be very, very patient with. I feel like she’s going to keep distance and keep far away and get me frustrated to the point I’ll make a mistake and she can kick me in the head.”
Yeah, about that…
Please click the media players below to watch Rousey’s appearance on Fallon: