Congratulations to new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm who destroyed former champ Ronda Rousey by devastating 2nd round knockout at UFC 193.
I was wrong when I predicted Ronda would make quick work of Holly. Apologies to Holly Holm because you do punch very hard and you have excellent grappling skills.
Holly Holm made me a believer. She was faster, stronger and much more technically sound than Ronda Rousey. Their fight was never close. Rousey was dominated from start to brutal finish by a much better fighter.
Ronda told ESPN Magazine that it will be three to six months before she can even eat an apple. That admission coupled with Holly Holm’s desire to stay busy had her camp expressing a desire to face Miesha Tate for her first title defense. Tate is the number 1 contender and certainly deserves a title shot. It would be a great match up.
However UFC president Dana White appeared to deride Holm’s manager Lenny Fresquez’s wish to have Holly fight Miesha Tate next when he told the Los Angeles Times Holm will fight Rousey next and “We’re real concerned with his (Fresquez’s) opinion”