Ronda Rousey Defeated by Holly Holm in Bout That Left Her Unconscious and Hospitalized
Ronda Rousey, who won her three most recent fights in a little more than a minute combined, lost her Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight belt on Sunday in an upset by Holly Holm, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The five-minute fight was a reversal of much of Rousey’s earlier successes, according to the Times. It ended with Rousey briefly unconscious after a kick to the head, as Holm pummeled her.
The fight was called 59 seconds into the second round, according to the Times. As a precaution, Rousey was transported to a local hospital.
“I just felt like, ‘How could I not do this?’ I had the best coaching from wrestling to grappling to stand-up,” Holm said afterward, according to the Times. “Everything we worked on presented itself in the fight.”
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With Rousey’s string of 12 victories broken, other fighters, including former opponents, took to social media to comment.
Even Bethe Correia, who Rousey KO’d in August in 34 seconds, had a comment: “The world turns!”