Like Uganda’s Kickboxer, Golola Moses, former UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey is quick on the mouth. Like him, she issues gravely threats before a match. (Difference is, she trains harder to put herself in a position where she can orchestrate the threats. )
And before last weekend, most of those threats had seen light.
And as such, not many people thought they eat their Sunday breakfast to such shock. They’d never pictured a new women’s bantamweight champion in the UFC – because that meant, someone would have had to get through Ronda Rousey, first.
But Holly Holm shocked the entire planet last Saturday at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, when she not only defeated the greatest women’s MMA fighter to have ever stepped in the octagon, but destroyed her.
The underdog had hardly any backing from UFC fans prior to the event, with any sort of punt on her winning having some pretty good odds (there will be some rich people out there this morning!), but it’s the fashion in which she did it that shocked the most.
After winning the first round, which became Ronda’s first ever round loss, Holm quickly took control of the second, dazing Ronda with a flurry of punches that saw her drop her guard. Then, the boxing veteran clattered Rousey with a left high kick (of all moves) that sent the champion crashing to the mat.
And the revelation Holly Holm’s win against a loud-mouthed female replica of Golola Moses wields more, but a lesson for Uganda’s kickboxing hope, Golola Moses.