The unthinkable happened at UFC 193 from Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday. A record crowd of 56,214 witnessed Holly Holm knock out Ronda Rousey to win the UFC bantamweight championship.
The fight, completely one-sided, ended 59 seconds into the second round when Holm landed a left head kick to the jawline of Rousey. The referee stopped the fight when Rousey fell to the mat, incapacitated.
Rousey was transported to the hospital where she was treated for facial cuts. She did not suffer a concussion but was admitted overnight. The loss moves Rousey's record to 12-1, with Holm improving to 10-0.
Many have wondered why Vince McMahon has never gotten into Mixed Martial Arts, I've always been told he believes once a fighter loses, their ability to draw is damaged. UFC will have the opportunity to sell the rematch but Rousey will have to be better.
Information from ESPN.com was used in this report.