Knocked Out Cold! Ronda Rousey Brutally Taken Down for First Time in Her Career [PHOTOS]

Knocked Out Cold! Ronda Rousey Brutally Taken Down for First Time in Her Career [PHOTOS]

Down Under was rocked last night when Holly Holm knocked Ronda Rousey out cold in the second round. She kicked her butt nine ways from Sunday and won the Bantamweight Championship. Over 56,000 people showed up for the historic fight and they were not disappointed. Shocked, but not disappointed. Holm, who is a former world boxing champion, brutally took Rousey down. It was bloody and vicious. There is a new champion now and Rousey was bloodied and dejected after loosing. The referee had to step in because of the massive beating Rousey was taking. Rousey is a legend in mixed martial arts and just recently endorsed Bernie Sanders. Looks like she got her anatomy ‘redistributed’ yesterday. Holm crushed her good and proper.

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From the Daily Mail:

Not even Ronda Rousey is invincible.

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In the biggest shock in the UFC’s history, the bantamweight champion was knocked out cold by Holly Holm in front of a record crowd of 56,214 in Melbourne.

Rousey struggled to cope with the strikes from the former boxing world champion and when she was dropped in the second round, Holm pounced to land a barrage of blows that forced referee Herb Dean to step in.

‘I don’t know, I’m trying to take it all in. This is crazy!,’ said the new champion. ‘Getting in here, I just felt so much support. I thought, “How can I not do this with all this support?” I had the best coaching, from stand-up to grappling to wrestling.

‘I have to say, everything we worked on presented itself in the fight. Every grab she tried to get, on the cage, I have not spent this much time in the gym before any fight in my life.’

In Rousey’s previous six defences of her title, she had been taken beyond the first round just once, by Miesha Tate in their rematch in 2013, and her last three fights had lasted a combined one minute and 47 seconds.

But Holm, who made the switch to mixed martial arts four years ago, was expected to ask new questions of Rousey with her superior stand-up game and footwork.

And she did just that.

Rousey refused to touch gloves with the 34-year-old and looked to get inside in a bid to avoid the challenger’s strikes.

But she shipped a left hand almost immediately as the tone of the fight quickly became apparent.

Holm was happy to let Rousey chase her around the Octagon but when the latter took the fight to the canvas there was, briefly, an air of invincibility.

Half of the champion’s previous victims had been beaten by armbar but on this occasion Holm wriggled free and returned to her feet.

‘A lot of people thought it was early [to fight for the title]. If you don’t take the opportunities in front of you, how are you going to get anywhere?’

That would be the last moment of danger for the underdog as she continued to redden her opponent’s face.

Even after a minute’s respite, Rousey struggled to adjust to the challenge in front of her.

And with just over a minute remaining in the second round, a kick to the head left her prone on the canvas and Holm was allowed to land a further few blows before her coronation could begin.

‘I feel like those are the moments we live for,’ she said.

‘They are the scariest moments, I couldn’t tell you how many times I cried during this training camp.

‘It’s uncomfortable sometimes but I like to take the chance and give myself the chance.

UFC president Dana White later confirmed Rousey had been taken to hospital.

He added: ‘The rematch makes a lot of sense, it’s what people want to see. It changes a lot of things.

‘Tonight was one of those moments, these are the moments in fighting that make it so crazy and fun.’

In the other title bout, a bloodied Joanna Jedrzejczyk outlasted Valerie Letourneau to successfully defend her strawweight belt in a five-round slugfest.

The Polish champion won a unanimous points decision after her toughest fight in some time.

After containing Jedrzejczyk early on, Letourneau was slowed by a powerful front kick to the face with just over a minute left in the first round.

The six-time Muay Thai world champion Jedrzejczyk built the pressure from the second round with some trademark, lightning-quick combinations to Letourneau’s head, while forcing the challenger to keep her distance with some effective kicks.

Earlier, Mark Hunt of New Zealand won his rematch with Brazil’s Antonio Silva by technical knockout after the referee stopped the feature heavyweight bout in the first round.

New Zealand-born Australian middleweight Robert Whittaker was rewarded for his gutsy win on points over Uriah Hall with a deafening roar from the partisan crowd.

And Jared Rosholt won a unanimous decision against towering Dutchman Stefan Struve in a scrappy opening heavyweight bout of the main card.

A brutal kick to the head is what took Rousey down. The sports books were slammed over this as no one and I mean no one expected the match to go this way. It turns out that not even Ronda Rousey is invincible. The question now is will Rousey pick herself up, shake it off and come back? That’s the test of a true winner. We’re about to learn what Ronda Rousey is really made of. She was undefeated and only once went beyond the first round. That all changed last night for the 28 year-old. Holly Holm, a 34-year-old former boxer and kickboxer, beat Rousey with foot work and superior boxing skills. Look for a rematch over this. Rousey is a former Olympic judoka. She looked unstoppable. She was unstoppable. Until Sunday in Australia. This is an opportunity for her. As the Wall Street Journal says: “Rousey has often said she owes her MMA career to the motivation she felt after a loss in judo at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, in which she finished third for bronze. Will there be fresh incentive? Or does it get harder? Rousey is smart and well-managed and has other options to fall back on—but will she need to regain her title to fully capitalize upon them?” We’ll see.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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