It actually happened. After 12 consecutive victories, winning the Best Fighter ESPY over Floyd Mayweather and a record-breaking Carl’s Jr ad, Ronda Rousey lost a UFC bout. On Saturday, Holly Holm defeated Rousey at UFC 193, taking the Bantamweight title away from the now ex-champ. Let’s break down the match by the numbers, from everything pre-show to what the loss means for both fighters.
After Rousey’s quick defeat of Bethe Correia in August and all of the press leading up to Saturday, the fight drew 55,000 attendees, breaking the record and earning $6.8 million dollars. Despite having the odds in her favor, Rousey lost the match in the second round after former boxing champ Holly Holm delivered a devastating knockout kick. She went straight to the hospital after losing, although it turned out to be just for stitches.
Rousey’s loss made UFC 193 the biggest upset in the company’s history since UFC 173 TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao. Her record now stands at 12-1, and Holm’s is at 10-0. This was Holm’s fourth win via head kick, which sounds terrifying and sounds like it should be a brag from Game Of Thrones. The Internet (and Donald Trump) was not kind to Rousey, but that’s to be expected as people love to pick apart a champion when they fail. We can only hope that Rousey and Holm will get a rematch, which Holm says definitely “makes sense.”
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