MAJOR UPSET IN FRONT OF 55,000 AUSSIE FANS
San Francisco, CA
New UFC Champ Holly Holm
– A few months ago, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson
compared Ronda Rousey
to himself when he said, “she’s a natural born killer.” When it came down to the meltdown of the then undefeated Mike Tyson
, there was Buster Douglas
. In this case, Holly Holm
will forever be Ronda’s Buster Douglas after “HH
” secured a TKO :59 seconds into round two.
BOXING LESSONS PAY OFF FOR MMA FIGHTERS
As has been the case of late in the world of MMA, those with a balanced arsenal of mixed martial arts, this means a ground game and stand up abilities, those able to excel vertically (boxing) are excelling. Case in point Chris Weidman knocking out legendary Anderson Silva. Another example, bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw dismantling long time champion Renan Barao.
ROUSEY PERFORMED LIKE “FACE FIGHTER”
Although she has been training intensely in the boxing ring, Ronda, like the aforementioned Tyson was completely frustrated as “Double H” beat “Double R” to the punch from the very start of round one. In a nutshell, it was boxing domination per se and yet it was only Boxing 101. The taller Holm, used her height and reach advantage, fighting out of the southpaw stance, flat out kicked the snot out of the “rushing in” Rousey.
HOLM FAVORED IN ANY REMATCH
In all, the Holm-Rousey fight lasted just 5:59 seconds, not the norm when it comes to one of Rhonda’s fights as only two opponents get out of the first round. The end came as Rousey was battered and bleeding when Holly landed a flush left kick, dropping Ronda in a heap. “HH” jumped on the prone now ex-champion and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.
TYSON WAS “NEVER THE SAME” AFTER BUSTER
A rematch will happen in 2016 probably in Las Vegas, although Albuquerque, NM would be ideal seeing it’s Holm’s hometown. As for the rematch, what could Rhonda do differently? Like the Tyson-Evander Holyfield fights clearly illustrate, when “somebody” has your number, it’s hard to prevail. Holly Holm dominated Rousey from beginning to end. And although this is MMA, Rhonda got turned out!
HOLLY HOLM-RONDA ROUSEY KO LIKE TYSON LOSS