Ronda Rousey's Streak Ends
By jetsuen wandgi, Junior Writer
Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and her unbeatable persona suffered a brutal knockout by Holly Holm at UFC 193. Rousey, previously unbeaten and the star of many pop culture films, took a brutal kick to the head early in round 2 that knocked her out.
Holm, who was previously a boxing champion in the world, dominated the fight and Rousey looked lost for the entire fight. In fact, Rousey was hurt so badly that she has been medically suspended for up to 180 days in the wake of this brutal loss. She will not be able to fight in the sport again until mid-2016 unless her CT scan comes back clear. Additionally, the former champion cannot have contact for 45 days or fight for the next 60 days.
For those that watched the fight, it was painfully obvious that Rousey was out of her league fighting the former boxing champion. She looked slow and dazed, and early in round 2, took a wild swing at Holm and then fell to the floor after she missed. Deadspin.com wondered if Rousey lost the fight by trying to outbox Holm instead of grappling with her arguing that perhaps Rousey’s determination to be the best at all elements of fighting cost her the win.
On one side, Holm’s family cheered and celebrated as she landed that vicious head kick that transformed her from unlikely contender to the best women’s Bantamweight fighter on the planet. On the other, Rousey’s friends and family -- including UFC heavyweight Travis Browne -- watch in silent horror as she tumbles and falls for the first time in her mixed martial arts career.
The emotion is raw for the fighters as well, with Holm crying in elation after the biggest win of her career on the largest stage possible.“I don’t even know what I’m feeling!” Holm proclaims as she walks to the back clutching her new UFC title.