(VIDEO) UFC 193, Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm Fight Highlights. The match between Ronda Rousey, the most popular female fighting athlete and UFC champion, and Holly Holm took the whole sporting world by surprise.
The fight between Ronda Rouse and Holly Holm gathered a record audience in Melbourne at the UFC 193 on Sunday.
Ronda Rousey suffered a KO at just one minute into the second round, causing her to lose the UFC champion title and suffering her first career defeat.
“Footwork is always the key for Holly Holm in her fights and Holly has held back a bit in the past and that was all part of the plan,” said Holly Holm’s coach. “We knew we would fight Ronda one day and Holly showed why she is now the best in the world,” he added.
Holm landed 38 of 53 attempted strikes (72%) in comparison to Ronda Rousey, who landed just 21 of 69 (30%).
Holly Holm became the second female bantamweight champion in UFC history, since the league is not that old, putting an end to Ronda Rousey’s run of six consecutive title defenses. “I had so much love and support, I thought ‘how could I not do this?’” Holly Holm said. “This team right here is priceless,” she added.