Former boxer Holly Holm defeats UFC star Ronda Rousey

Holly Holm
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Upset win for Holm against one of MMA's biggest names

FORMER boxer Holly Holm defeated UFC star Ronda Rousey in the second round of their November 14 mixed martial arts contest in Melbourne, Australia.

With a string of quick victories Rousey had single-handedly turned women’s MMA a major event. Holm was a considered a significant underdog but with a head kick and follow up punches she halted Rousey and won the UFC’s bantamweight championship in front of a record crowd of 56,214.

“This fight was a lot for me mentally,” Holm said. “It was a lot to take in, but those are the kind of fights where a loss is that devastating but a win is that sweet of a victory.”

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