The sports world is in shock today after the Ronda Rousey, an overwhelming favorite going into the contest, and underdog Holly Holm fight early this morning in Melbourne, Australia.
Holly Holm’s was able to take the title from champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 after she landed a brutal, second-round, head-kick knockout. Holm was said to be the toughest challenger to Rousey’s bantamweight title ever since she signed with the UFC. She walked into the fight as a 20-to-1 underdog but as soon as the fight began Holm showed confidence and a precise strategy used to take down Rousey in under six minutes.
“I have to say that everything that we worked on presented itself in the fight. Every kind of grab that she tried to get and clinch on the cage. I have not spent this much time in the gym before any fight in my life,” Holm said after the win.
Ronda wasn’t able to speak to reporters after the fight like she normally did, instead she was transported to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. A UFC rep told TMZ Sports, “Ronda is currently being transported to a local hospital for precautionary purposes.”
We had read that she split her lip and perhaps injured her jaw but we discovered on Twitter that Ronda Rousey’s jaw is “fine” and she just needed stitches in her lip at a local hospital,UFC president Dana White posted on Twitter Sunday.
Rousey was kept overnight in a Melbourne hospital as a precaution in the wake of her stunning knockout by Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193.
This is going to be a hard one for Ronda personally to recover from. With a record of 12 wins, 3 Knock outs, and 1 loss, this is going to sting for a while. We think it is just going to make Ronda that much stronger and come back that much harder and we are looking forward to her next fight. We are routing for you girl! Go get ’em!