5 Times we loved watching fighters getting knocked out cold
#4 Holly Holm shuts down the Ronda Rousey boxing saga
Holly ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ Holm (10-3) is a former multiple-time boxing world champion and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight (BW) champion, with an MMA base of boxing and kick-boxing. ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey (12-2) is also a former UFC BW champion and an Olympic bronze medalist in Judo, with an MMA base of Judo and submission-grappling.
Rousey was and is a global Superstar and Women’s MMA (WMMA) pioneer, however, the UFC hyped up the Judoka beyond reasonable limits.
From UFC President Dana White insulting and downgrading female pro boxers and female fighters from other combat sports to Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan calling her the best striker on the planet; the Rousey hype train was charging forwards relentlessly.
However, when the Octagon door closed in Melbourne, Australia, it was a whole different scenario. Holm dominated Rousey and beat her from pillar-to-post. Meanwhile, Rousey was egged on by the delusional Tarverdyan to strike with the former boxing champion.
Rousey obliged and even though she tried to initiate a few grappling exchanges with Holm, her opponent held her own against Rousey on the mat. Holm went on to knock Rousey out with a head kick in round 2, and with it put an end, once and for all, to the Rousey-striking saga.
Holly Holm proved that Ronda Rousey wasn’t the ‘Once Ever!!!’ fighter that Joe Rogan, Dana White and the UFC PR team marketed her as.