By Guest Blogger Giuseppe Colato of Dirty South TV
This Saturday, November 14th, 2015, Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey will defend her bantamweight title against Holly “The Preachers Daughter” Holm, live from Melbourne, Australia.
The importance of this MMA fight can be summed up in one question: Can Ronda Rousey “outbox” the professional boxing champ like she claims she will?
If Ronda knocks Holly out (Holly was knocked out once before in a boxing match with Anne Sophie Mathis, whom Holly defeated in their much anticipated re-match), it will reveal to the world Ronda’s true MMA fighting agenda–to beat all opponents at their own game (strength).
Ronda seems to be unstoppable, unbeatable–yet Holly claims she has the drive, the skill set and the surprise to beat Ronda and become the new UFC Bantamweight Champ.
Both fighters are going into this MMA fight undefeated, and only one can leave this fight undefeated.
Ronda is an 18-1 favorite to win this fight. If Holly Holm were to pull off a victory–it would be the single biggest upset in the entire history of the UFC.
Either way, a crowd of more than 70,000 will certainly fill Melbourne, Australia’s Etihad Stadium way beyond capacity Saturday (Sunday their time). The pay-per-view audience is likely to eclipse one million sales to watch Ronda Rousey defend her title with a possible knockout of former boxing champ Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193.
Tale of the Tape:
Rousey 5’7″ 135 Judo background
Holm 5’8″ 135 Boxing background
Rousey was the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo-at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008.
In 2015, Rousey was ranked number one of “Fifty Most Dominant Athletes Alive.”
Ronda Rousey (MMA only–there’s not enough space in this article for Ronda’s Judo achievements):
Aug 1, 2015 UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Bethe Correia * Win KO/TKO 1 0:34
Feb 28, 2015 UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano Cat Zingano * Win Submission (Armbar) 1 0:14
Jul 5, 2014 UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida Alexis Davis * Win KO/TKO 1 0:16
Feb 22, 2014 UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Sara McMann * Win KO/TKO 1 1:06
Dec 28, 2013 UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 Miesha Tate * Win Submission (Armbar) 3 0:58
Feb 23, 2013 UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Liz Carmouche * Win Submission (Armbar) 1 4:49
Aug 18, 2012 Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Sarah Kaufman * Win Submission (Armbar) 1 0:54
Mar 3, 2012 Strikeforce – Tate vs. Rousey Miesha Tate * Win Submission (Armbar) 1 4:27
Nov 18, 2011 Strikeforce: Challengers 20 Julia Budd Win Submission (Armbar) 1 0:39
Aug 12, 2011 Strikeforce: Challengers 18 Sarah D’Alelio Win Submission (Armbar) 1 0:25
Jun 17, 2011 HKFC: School of Hard Knocks 12 Charmaine Tweet Win Submission (Armbar) 1 0:49
Mar 27, 2011 KOTC: Turning Point Ediane Gomes Win Submission (Armbar) 1 0:25
Holly Holm: MMA 9-0, Boxing 33-2-3 during an 11-year career in which she won world titles at super lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight. Kickboxing: 2-1. That equates to 44 wins, 3 losses and three draws in 50 fights. Holly knows how to win.
All of Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm’s fights are very entertaining, so this fight between the two of them should be very, very entertaining–and well worth whatever price to see it. (You can see it at Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille for only a $10 cover!)
Here’s the best part of the entire pay-per-view event of UFC 193: The Joanna Jedrzejczyk VS Valerie “Trouble” Letourneau Straweight title fight. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the current UFC Straweight Champ.
Jędrzejczyk faced Carla Esparza for the UFC Strawweight Championship on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Jędrzejczyk won the one-sided bout via TKO in the second round, becoming the first UFC title-holder from Poland and first female European UFC champion (third UFC Champion of any type from Europe). Jędrzejczyk won a Performance of the Night bonus that night of the whole fight card.
Jędrzejczyk made her first title defense against Jessica Penne on June 20, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69. She successfully defended the title against Penne, defeating her in the third round via TKO following a flurry of punches and a knee against the cage. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors that night.
Special note: Jędrzejczyk had to have surgery to repair a fractured thumb incurred during that fight. She revealed that she expected to return before the end of 2015. With that in mind, will her hand hold up from now on? Either way, this should be UFC 193’s “Fight of the Night.”
Oh, one other little detail–Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a 6-time World Muay Thai Champion.
Here are all 13 fights taking place on what will surely be an unforgettable fight night:
Main Card 10 PM EST:
Ronda Rousey VS Holly Holm
Joanna Jedrzejczyk VS Valerie Letourneau
Mark Hunt VS Antonio Silva
Uriah Hall VS Robert Whittaker
Stefan Struve VS Jared Rosholt
Prelims 8 PM EST:
Jake Matthews VS Akbarh Arreola
Kyle Noke VS Peter Sobotta
Anthony Perosh VS Gian Villante
Richie Vaculik VS Danny Martinez
Early Prelims 6:15 PM EST:
Daniel Kelly VS Steve Montgomery
Richard Walsh VS Steven Kennedy
James Moontasri VS Anton Zafir
Ben Nguyen VS Ryan Benoit
We’ll be at Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille Saturday night, cheering on our favorites and demolishing a fresh, hot deep dish pie. The cover is $10, but you can grab a FREE DRINK up to $5 value to start the evening off right!