Ronda Rousey Knocked Out By Holly Holm In First Career Loss

In the most shocking UFC news this week, Ronda Rousey seems to have met her true match in American Holly Holm, who knocked her out on Sunday’s match in Melbourne and took away her UFC bantamweight championship belt.

Their physical rivalry kicked off during the weigh-ins earlier this week, with them almost scrambling to fight after Holm held a fist against Rousey’s face during the photo op. And during their match at the Etihad Stadium, it came to a shocking end early in the second round when Holm used her infamous left kick knockout to wipe out the defending champion. It’s currently being described as the “greatest upset in UFC history.”

The “bummed out and depressed” Rousey suffered a split lip and was immediately transported to the hospital after the knock out—her first loss in her entire career. Holm, meanwhile, became the first ever fighter to claim both a world boxing and UFC title.

Holm says she welcomes the idea of a rematch. “I have been on the losing side of a fight and wanted to avenge my loss. So for a champion like Ronda, who has gone out of her way to do great things, absolutely, she deserves a rematch,” the 34-year-old champion says. “I don’t look at this fight and think I’ve made it. I think I’ve still got some things to do.”

Watch the knock out below:

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