Ronda Rousey gets knocked out cold, loses bantamweight title to Holly Holm

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Holly Holm knocks out Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey loses title to Holly Holm.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

MELBOURNE — Ronda Rousey is no longer the champ. Still can’t believe it. In an upset comparable to Mike Tyson’s defeat to Buster Douglas, former boxing champion Holly Holm (10-0) scored the biggest shocker in MMA history — knocking out Rousey with a left kick to the cranium in the second round to steal the bantamweight championship at UFC 193. Rousey was sent to the hospital shortly after the bout where she stayed overnight. The fight, which was held at Etihad Stadium, drew a record 56,214 fans — shattering the old mark of 55,724 set at UFC 129 on April 30, 2011.

It was also the first UFC event ever held in Melbourne, Australia.

“I think for all the fans watching that love her and is a fan is heartbroken,” Rousey’s trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “I’m just staying strong now next to Ronda. There are no words I can say right now how I feel. It’s just, gotta be strong next to Ronda. That’s how I feel.”

Tarverdyan is right. The unfathomable sight of Rousey (12-1) laid out on the canvas with a split lip remains a headscratcher to millions. Holm entered the match as a serious underdog. Most of us dismissed her as yet another punching dummy in a long line of Rousey victims.

But that certainly wasn’t the case Saturday night. By the end of the first found, Rousey’s face was both bruised and bloodied. Thanks to the left leg of Holm, the same can now be said about Rousey’s mystique and once invincible reputation.

“I don’t know, I’m trying to take it all in. This is crazy!” Holm said.

13 comments

  1. Craig Carruthers

    Can we put aside the talk of Rousey beating Mayweather now? She got dismantled by the first decent boxer she faced, let alone one of the greatest of all time.

  2. Can’t imagine what laya ali would do to ronda…. Would knock her out in 15 seconds…. Floyd would take her the first punch of the fight.

  3. she looked pale at weigh ins. she took this for granted. plus greg jackson knows how to teach his fighters to run, and ronda chased and gassed out, and got ko’d lol

  4. Nicholas Bizov

    And you people think she can beat a man in Floyd Mayweather? Btw Rousey will respond back in a rematch and win and then possibly fight Cyborg. Maybe The Hype got to Rousey.

  5. those people are dumb…. Mayweather would knock her out in 1 punch. That fight wouldn’t last 5 seconds.

  6. Love it! Maybe she should have touched gloves at the beginning instead of being a poor sport. She got owned! I love it love it love it! Now shut up Ronda.

  7. It is a great feeling to see the loud mouth with a busted up face,laying on the canvas

  8. Bullshit………. this fight was fixed

  9. The first real fighter Rousey fights ….she gets schooled by a former boxing champion….hands take years to develope…Holm had great range…southpaw delivery …just to much !!!!

  10. Rousey fucked with the wrong bitch at the wrong time

  11. Ronda Rousey’s stock just plummeted

  12. so glad to see her get her ass kicked

  13. Ronda got too arrogant

    She got what she deserved

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