Monthly Archives: November 2015
Source: New Women’s Bantamweight Champion Crowned at UFC 193
In a shocking upset at UFC 193, Holly Holm captured the Women’s Bantamweight Championship in a second round knockout victory over Ronda Rousey.
Many expected Rousey, who was undefeated heading into this bout, to mow through Holm just like she had many of her opponents. Holm worked a superior striking game to keep Rousey at arm’s length and not allow her to get to a submission game. Rousey was not able to keep up, and Holm worked a leg kick and several punches to finish Rousey off just under a minute into the second round. Holm is the second fighter to take Rousey to the second round and the first since Miesha Tate at UFC 168.
Needless to say, the MMA world has been shocked by this. Interestingly enough, Cris “Cyborg” Justino tweeted her congratulations to Holly Holm following the knockout victory. Cyborg has long been rumored as a hot opponent for Ronda Rousey.
Congratulations to the new champion!