Ronda Rousey reveals original plan to beat Holly Holm before KO loss: ‘I was out on my feet from the very beginning’

Ronda Rousey reveals original plan to beat Holly Holm before KO I was out on my feet from the beginningInaugural bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey has revealed she has a specific gameplan in place to beat Holly Holm during…

Ronda Rousey reveals original plan to beat Holly Holm before KO I was out on my feet from the beginning

Inaugural bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey has revealed she has a specific gameplan in place to beat Holly Holm during their infamous 2014 title fight in Australia, before claiming she was “out on my [her] feet” from the opening exchange.

Rousey, a former undisputed bantamweight champion under the banner of the UFC and Strikeforce promotions, headlined a return ‘Downunder’ for the organization back in 2014 in a title defense against boxing Hall of Fame star, Holm.

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And seeing her perfect run of professional victories halted following twelve consecutive victories, Rousey would then go on to suffer a dominant first round TKO defeat to former two-weight champion, Amanda Nunes the following year in her return to the Octagon. 

Ronda Rousey's team blamed for ruining her UFC career they had a Lamborghini and wrecked it

Revealing earlier this year how she had suffered a slew of concussions during her combat sports career, Riverside native, Rousey also claimed the opening exchanges with Holm resulted in her suffering wobbly bottom teeth almost instantaneously. 

Ronda Rousey reveals plan to beat Holly Holm

And speaking during a recent Q&A session as she releases a memoir on her career in combat sports, Rousey revealed she had a specific gameplan in place to beat Albuquerque striker, Holm – before she was rocked on the feet. 

“The (Holly) Holm fight, I didn’t really get to start my process because I literally just got hit right away, and it knocked loose all my bottom teeth and I was out on my feet from the very beginning,” Ronda Rousey said. “So there wasn’t like that same kind of process of what I usually have.”

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“My process was usually, I would plan out the first exchange, and everything from then on out would be an improvisation, within the range of what I trained for specifically for that person.”

What are your thoughts on the career of Ronda Rousey?

Ronda Rousey reveals original plan to beat Holly Holm before KO loss: ‘I was out on my feet from the very beginning’

Ronda Rousey reveals original plan to beat Holly Holm before KO I was out on my feet from the beginningInaugural bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey has revealed she has a specific gameplan in place to beat Holly Holm during…

Ronda Rousey reveals original plan to beat Holly Holm before KO I was out on my feet from the beginning

Inaugural bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey has revealed she has a specific gameplan in place to beat Holly Holm during their infamous 2014 title fight in Australia, before claiming she was “out on my [her] feet” from the opening exchange.

Rousey, a former undisputed bantamweight champion under the banner of the UFC and Strikeforce promotions, headlined a return ‘Downunder’ for the organization back in 2014 in a title defense against boxing Hall of Fame star, Holm.

Ex-UFC commentator blasts Ronda Rousey amid criticizm of media people behind the scenes can't stand you
Mandatory Credit: Pat Scala

And seeing her perfect run of professional victories halted following twelve consecutive victories, Rousey would then go on to suffer a dominant first round TKO defeat to former two-weight champion, Amanda Nunes the following year in her return to the Octagon. 

Ronda Rousey's team blamed for ruining her UFC career they had a Lamborghini and wrecked it

Revealing earlier this year how she had suffered a slew of concussions during her combat sports career, Riverside native, Rousey also claimed the opening exchanges with Holm resulted in her suffering wobbly bottom teeth almost instantaneously. 

Ronda Rousey reveals plan to beat Holly Holm

And speaking during a recent Q&A session as she releases a memoir on her career in combat sports, Rousey revealed she had a specific gameplan in place to beat Albuquerque striker, Holm – before she was rocked on the feet. 

“The (Holly) Holm fight, I didn’t really get to start my process because I literally just got hit right away, and it knocked loose all my bottom teeth and I was out on my feet from the very beginning,” Ronda Rousey said. “So there wasn’t like that same kind of process of what I usually have.”

Ronda Rousey hits out at MMA media over concussion claims they hate me it's fine
Mandatory Credit: Zuffa LLC

“My process was usually, I would plan out the first exchange, and everything from then on out would be an improvisation, within the range of what I trained for specifically for that person.”

What are your thoughts on the career of Ronda Rousey?

Dana White urges Holly Holm to retire after dominant UFC 300 loss to Kayla Harrison: ‘I would love to see it’

Dana White calls for Holly Holm to retire after UFC 300 loss to Kayla Harrison I would love to see itUFC CEO Dana White calls for Holly Holm to retire following her loss to Kayla Harrison last night as…

Dana White calls for Holly Holm to retire after UFC 300 loss to Kayla Harrison I would love to see it

UFC CEO Dana White calls for Holly Holm to retire following her loss to Kayla Harrison last night as part of the monumental 300 card. 

Aged 42, Holm would add yet another notable name to her lengthy resume when welcoming former PFL champion, Harrison, to the UFC. Unfortunately for the former bantamweight champion it wasn’t to be her night – Harrison dominated the contest with her heavy top game leading to an eventual submission in the second round

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It likely marks one of the last, if not the final fight of Holly Holm’s legendary career, competing in 17 UFC contests, picking up a title and fighting the very best in the sport. This of course comes after a professional boxing career in which she won several world titles and amassed a record of 33-2-3.

What’s next for Holly Holm?

Speaking at the post-fight press conference, White discussed the 135lb clash and praised Holm before calling for her to retire.

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“So going in against a legend like Holly, who has a ton of Octagon time, and I don’t care what level Kayla Harrison has competed in, I guarantee you she had serious jitters tonight. She came in there, performed and put it to an absolute legend in all of combat sports,” said White as he addressed the media. 

“Obviously a big night for Kayla and a big win, but I would love to see Holly retire.”

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As for Harrison, the 33-year-old is in line for a big fight later on in the year and if she continues to win, will be on the brink at a shot of the title. The American is a good injection of excitement to a division which has failed to capture the public as of late. 

What is your favourite moment from Holly Holm’s career?

Kayla Harrison blasts through Holly Holm in debut win, locks up submission – UFC 300 Highlights

Kayla Harrison blasts through Holly Holm in debut locks up submission UFC 300 HighlightsMaking her much-anticipated Octagon debut tonight on the preliminary card of UFC 300 — two-time Olympic gold medal winner,…

Kayla Harrison blasts through Holly Holm in debut locks up submission UFC 300 Highlights

Making her much-anticipated Octagon debut tonight on the preliminary card of UFC 300 — two-time Olympic gold medal winner, Kayla Harrison has landed in the organization with a brutal win over former bantamweight best, Holly Holm — submitting the Albuquerque native with a rear-naked choke win.

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Harrison, an alum of the PFL (Professional Fighters League) — twice won lightweight tournament spoils under the banner of the Donn Davis-led banner, before making her Octagon bow tonight against future Hall of Fame inductee, Holm as part of a massive UFC 300 card.

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And making lightwork of boxing Hall of Fame star, Holm, Ohio native, Kayla Harrison turned in a patented throw takedown on the New Mexico veteran after skewing herself on bottom momentarily.

Dominating and remaining on top in the opening round, Harrison again threw Holm to the mat in dominant fashion in the early exchanges of the second round, this time wrapping up a one-sided submission victory via rear-naked choke over the number five ranked bantamweight — in her divisional debut, no less.

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And in the immediate aftermath of her victory, Harrison vowed to hold the bantamweight championship by the end of the year — calling for a clash with incumbent gold holder, Raquel Pennington, or former gold holder, Julianna Peña — who is expected to compete for spoils next.

Below, catch the highlights from Kayla Harrison’s win over Holly Holm at UFC 300

Kayla Harrison Beats Holly Holm By 2nd-Round Submission in Debut at UFC 300

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison introduced herself to the UFC with a second-round submission win over Holly Holm on the undercard of UFC 300…

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison introduced herself to the UFC with a second-round submission win over Holly Holm on the undercard of UFC 300…

Kayla Harrison Beats Holly Holm By 2nd-Round Submission in Debut at UFC 300

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison introduced herself to the UFC with a second-round submission win over Holly Holm on the undercard of UFC 300…

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison introduced herself to the UFC with a second-round submission win over Holly Holm on the undercard of UFC 300…