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UFC 193 Results: Holm Stuns Rousey with KO

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UFC 193, taking place on Nov. 14 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, is headlined by women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and undefeated former boxing champion Holly Holm.

Fighting in the co-main event is another title bout featuring two female fighters, as strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her title and perfect record on the line when she faces former bantamweight fighter Valerie Letourneau.

Results for the event will be updated below, with round-by-round recaps to be added once the main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET)

  • Ben Nguyen def. Ryan Benoit via submission (Round 1, 2:36)
  • James Moontasri def. Anton Zafir via TKO (Round 1, 4:36)
  • Richard Walsh def. Steve Kennedy via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
  • Daniel Kelly def. Steve Montgomery via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)

  • Danny Martinez def. Richie Vaculik via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
  • Gian Villante def. Anthony Perosh via KO (Round 1, 2:56)
  • Kyle Noke def. Peter Sobotta via TKO (Round 1, 2:01)
  • Jake Matthews def. Akbarh Arreola via doctor’s stoppage TKO (Round 2, 5:00)

Main card (Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET)

Stefan Struve vs. Jared Rosholt

Round 1: Rosholt looked to close the distance against the taller Struve, but ate a knee to the body on the way in. Struve stalked Rosholt right as the American figther shot for a double leg and put Struve on his back. Rosholt looked to get up, but Struve refused to stand, allowing Rosholt to take half guard while Struve was on his back.

Round 2: Struve started stalking Rosholt again, this time looking to let his hands go a bit more than the first round. Rosholt shoots for a single-leg takedown, capable of doing nothing more than pressure Struve up against the cage while his corner called on him to “Cormier” him. Rosholt shoots for a single, and settles for a trip takedown. Spends some time in side control without looking to do much damage.

Round 3: Struve likely knew he needed to stop the fight in this round in order to secure a victory. He didn’t quite look like a man who needed to win though, settling for jabs and straight punches while Rosholt just circled off. Rosholt shoots for a takedown and puts Struve on his back with about a minute to go. Struve gets a takedown with 20 seconds to go and the fight ends. Understandably, the Melbourne crowd is not pleased.

Result: Rosholt def. Struve via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Uriah Hall vs. Robert Whittaker

Round 1: Whittaker started off by darting in and out with some heavy strikes, surprising many watching this middleweight clash. Hall, traditionally a counter fighter, almost became a victim of his own patience early on, eating a few punches that seemed to stagger him a bit. Hall threw several spinning kicks but landed none, getting his leg caught onto Whittaker’s shoulders. Whittaker took advantage and kept Hall on the canvas, landing some power shots from half guard. Hall tried getting up, but gave up his back. Whittaker locks in both hooks but Hall spins out to end the round.

Round 2: Hall opened up with two flying knees to the chest, neither of which landed. Whittaker was still the quicker striker in Round 2. Hall claimed he’d gotten poked in the eye, but the damage came from a closed fist. Still, the fight was paused for a minute, allowing Hall to recover. Whittaker eats a thudding kick to the head, but didn’t seem to be damaged in the slightest. Another relatively impressive round for the Aussie.

Round 3: Likely knowing he was down two rounds to none, Hall came out with every intention of ending the fight in Round 3. Whittaker was pretty game too, landing the heavier shots in the exchanges. Hall’s left eye started to swell shut mid way through the final frame. Hall lets his legs go, throwing kicks and knees in a last-ditch attempt to win this fight. Whittaker took the dominant position in the exchanges as the round came to a close.

Result: Whittaker def. Hall via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva

Round 1: Both men opened up with quite a bit of patience, content with exchanging leg kicks early on. Hunt unleashed a thundering body kick on Silva, but “Bigfoot” just eats it up. Hunt lands a solid right hand, followed up with a left that seemed to stagger the Brazilian. One more big right hand and Silva drops, earning Hunt his latest TKO victory.

Result: Hunt def. Silva via TKO (Round 1, 3:41)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau

Round 1: Jedrzejczyk opened the fight by pumping the jab against the larger Letourneau. Jedrzejczyk throws a kick, Letourneau catches and brings the champion to the mat. Jedrzejczyk managed to get back to her feet, but Letourneau refused to let go, forcing Joanna back toward the cage. Jedrzejczyk eventually separated and landed a front kick to Letourneau’s face, staggering the challenger for a moment.

Round 2: Letourneau catches Jedrzejczyk’s kick a minute into the round, forcing the champion up against the cage to halt the action. Jedrzejczyk managed to land some elbows while pressed up against the cage. Letourneau starts catching more kicks from the champion. Jedrzejczyk quickly became the more active fighter, but Letourneau did a solid job of holding her own in every exchange.

Round 3: Just as she’d done in all the previous rounds, Jedrzejczyk pumped her jab to goad her opponent into a striking exchange. Jedrzejczyk lands a front kick to the face in between several leg kicks. Jedrzejczyk begin letting her limbs fly as Letourneau becomes noticeably slower on the feet.

Round 4: Letourneau was easily the slower fighter come Round 4, as Jedrzejczyk kept peppering her hands and Letourneau kind of just stood there throwing a fraction of the strikes the champion was offering. Letourneau’s left leg was noticeably bruised by the end of the round.

Round 5: Both fighters opened up with a good amount of offense in the opening seconds. Jedrzejczyk continued to batter the challenger’s left leg, which was bruised beyond recognition at this point. Jedrzejczyk continued her onslaught, persistent with her high-volume attack that Letourneau simply had no answer for.

Result: Jedrzejczyk def. Letourneau via unanimous decision (49-46 x 2, 50-45)

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

Round 1: Holm did a good job of circling away from Rousey’s straight-line approach. She also did a good job of landing against Rousey from a distance and countering when Rousey rushed in. Rousey grabs ahold of Holm and brings her down to the canvas, but Holm manages to get back up. Holm’s straight left hands were landing at will, actually getting Rousey’s mouth to show some signs of damage. A phenomenal round for the challenger.

Round 2: Holm’s left hands continued to land at will, forcing Rousey. Rousey began chasing Holm sloppily, and Holm just countered with perfection. Landing a spectacular headkick KO.

Result: Holm def. Rousey via KO (Round 2, 0:59)















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