Sunday, 15 November 2015

Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey In The Second Round

Okay, so I've been gone for a little while but now I'm back! My first post upon my return will be about the beatdown UFC prodigy Ronda Rousey got at the hands of former professional boxer Holly Holm last night at UFC 193.


Let me first start by saying I'm not a huge UFC fan. I'm not a boxing fan either but I like boxing a bit more than UFC. However, the only time I like boxing is when the fighters are aggressive in their bout so by logical deduction, you can assume that I'm not a Floyd Mayweather fan.

The reason I bring up Mayweather is because although he wasn't in the fight, he too earned a W, thanks to Holly Holm.

Ronda Rousey and Floyd have been having sort of a quasi feud/rivalry as the 2 most dominant fighters in their respective genders. But last night, Rousey got "holm-schooled" and even though it was only one fight, the way she was outclassed was in no way indicative of a dominant fighter.

The Fight

The fight itself was quick and one sided. How one sided? Only one fighter's face looked different at the end. Holly Holm used her superior kickboxing skills to keep Rousey away from her, therefore not allowing her any real opportunity to employ her world renown judo techniques. Holm did so well at keeping Rousey at a distance that she was only taken down once in the roughly 6 minute long fight. And the one time she got taken down, she quickly recovered and Rousey never got another chance as she quickly lost her composure and her balance due to multiple hits to the face. Ronda lost her balance numerous times during the fight but the final time to a knock out by the opportunistic Holm.

The Knockout

Around 50 seconds into the second round, Holm caught Rousey with a straight left for the 587th time and that was the beginning of the very rapid end. The straight disturbed the little balance Rousey had left, and although she broke her fall and attempted to get back to her feet to keep going, Holm quickly delivered a left kick to the temple which sent her opponent crashing and essentially signaling the end of the match.

Funny enough, over a month ago, in an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Rousey predicted how the fight could potentially go for the most part. Her only error was naming herself as the victor:

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