Holly Holm stunned the MMA world much like Chris Weidman and Matt Serra did before.
Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey Saturday night at UFC 193, becoming the first fighter to hold both boxing and MMA titles, along with being the first to defeat Rousey.
And it wasn’t by fluke.
Holm (10-0) connected with a perfectly-timed head-kick that dropped Rousey and followed up with two uncontested shots that left the former Olympic bronze medalist out cold on the canvas. She was 57-percent successful on her significant strikes and out-landed Rousey, even defending three of her four takedown attempts.
“I don’t know,” Holm said. “I’m trying to take it in but it’s crazy.
“Getting here….I had so much love and support that I felt like how could I not do this with all that love. I had the best coaching.”
Her husband, father and brothers were all in attendance to support her, with Holm adding “this right here (pointing at her team) is priceless.”
Rousey did have a shot at locking up her patented armbar on Holm, but the former three-division boxing world champion survived that attack.