Holly Holm had no business in the octagon with Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. She was gifted the title shot for no apparent reason following two lackluster wins in the UFC, but the former boxer shocked the world on Saturday.
Rousey entered the bout as a whopping 20-1 odds-on favorite. What was the point in dropping $54.99 on the pay-per-view when everyone knows the outcome, people said.
Yeah, about that…
Rousey had two options in the fight: prove her naysayers wrong and dominate the boxer at her own game, or do what she does best and take the bout to the ground and overwhelm the boxer on the canvas while taking her arm home as a souvenir.
For some reason, Rousey wanted to go with the prior. She paid dearly for her choice.
Holm stayed on the outside and picked Rousey apart. Rousey’s face was battered more than at any time during an MMA fight.
Holm even took Rousey down at one point during their matchup.
Holm sealed the deal in the second round with a left hand and devastating head kick. Rousey was out cold. And just like that, Rousey’s mystique evaporated.
Rousey didn’t attend the post-fight press conference to get medical treatment at the hospital.
UFC 193 took place inside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
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