The main event of “UFC 193” will surely be talked about for months to come and could go down in mixed martial arts history as one of the greatest upsets to ever take place. A confident Ronda Rousey was prepared to step into the octagon and attempt to defend her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship once again in front of over fifty-thousand screaming fans.
The woman standing in the opposite corner had different plans, however.
Challenger Holly Holm trained for months leading up to their championship bout on Saturday evening and proved that she was champion-material when she dismantled Rousey in less than two rounds! Holm had an answer for everything that Rousey was throwing at her and everybody from the fans to Rousey herself were bewildered. A high kick from Holm put Rousey’s back on the canvas and the new champion landed some extra shots for “good measure” to make sure she put away one of the most dominant fighters to grace the cage.
Check out what the world of mixed martial arts had to say about the upset!
Beautiful forst Round! #holly!
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) November 15, 2015
I think holly holm won that round…. Wow
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) November 15, 2015
Look at Ronda
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) November 15, 2015
Words. I have none. #UFC193
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) November 15, 2015
Well… I said it. Awesome fight by Holly Holm.
— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) November 15, 2015
Well the world just officially got turned upside down. #UFC193
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) November 15, 2015
— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) November 15, 2015
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) November 15, 2015
And the world @ufc has just blown up
— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) November 15, 2015
OMG Holly Holm. Upset of the century @ufc
— Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) November 15, 2015
Way to go @_HOLLYHOLM! Holy cow. What a fight! Wow
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) November 15, 2015
I won some money!!! Holm made Rousey look like an amateur
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) November 15, 2015
I called it!!! Yes yes yes https://t.co/EjmtRbIWqy
— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) November 15, 2015
Holy shit that was nasty
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) November 15, 2015
— Ryan Bader (@ryanbader) November 15, 2015
— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) November 15, 2015
— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) November 15, 2015
Because you can @_HOLLYHOLM
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 15, 2015
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) November 15, 2015
All respect to @_HOLLYHOLM she did great a job. That what means "believe in yourself". Congrats to a new champion.
— Ruslan Magomedov (@MagomedovUFC) November 15, 2015
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) November 15, 2015
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) November 15, 2015