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Sports Highlight- Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 09:58
Sophie Callister

It was November 14, 2015, in the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm were up to fight. It wasn’t until the 2nd round of the UFC 193 main event that Holly Holm had Rousey unconscious. It was an incredible win that will most likely be remembered forever in MMA history.

This huge event was over a month ago and people are still talking about how Holly Holm, the underdog, defeated the undefeated Ronda Rousey. According to, Thomas Myers says, “Indeed, Holm handed the unstoppable Rousey-- UFC’s most dominant champion and its biggest star--...”

Some say Rousey wasn’t well prepared and that Holm had the fight all mapped out. Others also think that Holly Holm just “got lucky”. Although some theories may be true, the main thing had to do with the fighting styles. These two fighters had a “mismatch of styles” which may have thrown off Rousey while also giving Holm an advantage. When the 2nd round came, it was a head kick knockout that had Rousey unconscious.

This kind of thing does not happen all the time when an underdog beats the undefeatable. So when it does, people go crazy and remember it for a lifetime. This miraculous and shocking fight will be remembered forever in MMA history.