On Saturday, November 14, UFC touched down in Melbourne, Australia to bring fight fans UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holms live from the Etihad Stadium

In the night’s headlining fans witnessed the women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey put her title on the line against former boxing world champion Holly Holm

Rousey (12-0) looked to pick up her fourth straight sub-minute after a blistering 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia at UFC 190. Prior to this, ‘Rowdy’ walked away with a 14-second submission win over Cat Zingano from UFC 184 and a 16 second knockout over Alexis Davis at UFC 175. Holm (9-0), a former boxing world champion who amassed a record of 33-2-3 while holding both the IBA and WBF world titles, had yet to taste defeat since making the switch to mixed martial arts in 2011.

In the co-main event strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk looked to defend her 115-pound title for the second time. In her most recent effort, ‘JJ’ bloodied opponent Jessie Penne en route to a third round TKO. Her opponent, Valerie Létourneau (8-3) was last seen picking up her fourth straight win, and third under the UFC banner, with a dominant decision win over then undefeated Maryna Moroz.

All this plus a heavyweight rematch between Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva, a middleweight contest between Uriah Hall vs. Robert Whittaker and a heavyweight matchup between Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve.

FULL RESULTS

MAIN CARD 

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm – for women’s bantamweight title

Fighters meet in the center of the cage and dance around each other. Holm is able to use the angles to land her strikes and Rousey chases her around the cage. Rousey continues to chase Holm and lands strikes of her own. Rousey gets the clinch, but Holm fights it off and lands a kick on the exit. Holm continues to make Rousey chase her and lands punches every time Rousey comes in. Rousey is able to get the clinch and the takedown, but Holm immediately gets back to her feet. Holm lands a couple more shots as the fighters reset. Holm is using angles to land her strikes making Rousey chase her and landing strikes at will. Holm is lighting Rousey up at the moment landing shot after shot. Rousey appears frustrated and Holm takes her down. Rousey is back to her feet, but she is panicked. Holm is winning this fight everywhere at the moment and ends the round with a combination.

Round two starts with Rousey chasing Holm again and eating punches all over the cage. Holm is whooping Rousey all around the cage. Holm lands a combination that rocks Rousey and follows it up with a head kick and Rousey is out. Holm follows up with some needless shots before Herb Dean jumps in and stops the fight. Holly Holm just shocked the world.

Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey by KO (Head Kick) Round 2, .59 New Bantamweight Champion

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau – for strawweight title

Both fighters meet in the center of the stage but do not touch gloves. Jedrzejczyk paws with the jab but nothing major. Letourneau circles and looks for an opening. Letourneau catches a foot and gets the trip and immediately jumps on Jedrzejcyzk and lands some ground and pound. Jedrezejczyk looks to transition, but Letourneau lands some more strikes. Jedrzejcyzk works to her feet, but Letourneau punishes her all the way up and then muscles her to the cage and continues to land shots. Jedrzejczyk breaks free and looks to find her range. Jedrzejczyk lands a front kick to the face of Letourneau that rocks her. Jedrzejczyk rushes in and Letourneau clinches up before the fighters break and land some more strikes. The round comes to an end with both fighters trading punches.

Round two starts with Jedrzejcyzk looking to press the action. Letourneau is game though, firing right back not giving an inch. Letourneau catches a kick and punishes Jedrzejcyzk with punches to the face before pushing her up against the cage. Letourneau continues to land some solid shots in the clinch. Jedrzejcyzk immediately opens up with punches and elbows on the break. Both fighters exchange strikes in the center of the cage with both landing well. Neither fighter is getting the edge, but both are landing at will. Letourneau continues to press forward and land combinations. Jedrzejczyk fires back but Letourneau is one step ahead. Neither fighter is giving an inch. Both fighters are cemented in the center of the octagon trading shots and that is how the round ends.

Letourneau comes out and immediately gets the clinch and pushes Jedrzejczyk against the fence. Jedrzejczyk lands some nice elbows from inside, but Letourneau continues to land her strikes. Jedrzejczyk breaks away and starts to land her strikes. Jedrzejczyk appears to have found her range and is unloading with strikes. Jedrzejczyk is building momentum and taking over this round. Letourneau is starting to slow down and is eating punch after punch. Letourneau is starting to wear the fight as she has a mouse on her right eye. Jedrzejczyk is beginning to unload and pick Letourneau apart. Letourneau does not have an answer for anything at the moment and the round ends with Jedrzejczyk landing combinations at will.

Round four starts off with Jedrzejczyk landing combinations. Letourneau fires back and lands strikes of her own. Both fighters seem content standing in front of each other going toe to toe. Jedrzejczyk is starting to win the exchanges and taking over the fight. Letourneau is not giving up though she continues to fire back and land punches. The crowd starts to cheer as both fighters land multiple strikes. Jedrzejczyk, however, is landing the more dynamic and versatile strikes, really punishing Letourneau with leg kicks.  Letourneau fires back with a combination of her own that is answered with another leg kick and an elbow to boot. Both fighters continue to throw strikes with neither fighter slowing or backing down. Both fighters continue to land punches, but again it is the champion Jedrzejczyk that lands the more powerful strikes as the round comes to a close.

Both fighters touch gloves to start the fifth round and the crowd cheers. Both fighters set and get back to throwing punches. Letourneau starts off landing a combination and Jedrzejczyk answer with another leg kick and follows it up with an elbow.  Letourneau fires back and the back and forth action continues.  Jedrzejczyk continues to land punches and kicks that are slowing Letourneau down. Slowly but surely, Jedrzejczyk has taken this fight over and continues to land her strikes at will. Letourneau is a gamer and fires back, but she has been beaten and battered and does not have much left. Jedrzejczyk stays relentless and continues to fire combination after combination.  With just under a minute left there is a brief break in the action due to an inadvertent eye poke. As the action resumes it is more of the same with Jedrzejczyk landing combinations. Both fighters throw punches all the way to the bell.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Valerie Letourneau by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) Round 5 retains strawweight title
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva

Fighters touch gloves in the center of the cage before circling around each other. Both fighters look for an opening but neither taking any chances. Both fighters appear hesitant and are feel each other out. Hunt moves in and initiates a small exchange before setting. Hunt throws a leg kick that finds its mark.  Both fighters still feeling each other out looking for any safe opening. Hunt continues to land leg kicks as he walks Silva down.  Silva fires back with a leg kick followed by a right hand. Hunt fires back and drops Silva and jumps on top of him landing vicious ground and pound forcing the ref to step in and stop the fight.

Mark Hunt def. Antonio Silva by KO (Strikes) Round 1, 3:41
Uriah Hall vs. Robert Whittaker

Both fighters come out and touch gloves and Whittaker immediately starts firing. Hall moves back, eluding most of the punches before both fighters reset.  Both fighters look to find their range before Whittaker lands an overhand right that hurts Hall. Hall tries to play it off, but he is wobbled. Whittaker continues to throw strikes as Hall continues to elude. Whittaker lands a leg kick. Hall throws back to back jumping spinning kicks, but Whittaker moves out of the way. Hall falls to his back on the landing and Whittaker jumps on top. Hall tries to scramble, but Whittaker gets side control and then mount. Hall bucks him off and Whittaker lands punches from the feet before jumping back into guard. Hall again scrambeles and Whittaker takes his back. Whittaker rolls to his back and Hall bridges up and rolls into Whittaker’s guard as the round comes to an end.

Whittaker comes out very aggressive, but Hall answers with a knee. Both fighters trade punches. Hall misses with a right and Whittaker lands some counters and tries to take Hall’s back against the cage. Hall gets the hands free and pushes away. Both fighters reset and start throwing punches before the ref stops the fight because of an alleged eye poke by Whittaker. Both fighters reset after the doctor clears Hall and the fight continues. Whittaker continues to push the action and Hall continues to fight backing up. Neither fighter has landed anything significant in this round thus far, but Whittaker has controlled the action and the pace. Hall, however, starts to press forward and lands some shots; Whittaker immediately answers back and halts Hall’s momentum and finishes the round with a flurry.

Hall comes out with some urgency but Whittaker is up to the task and gets the better of the exchange. Hall turns his back to cover up and Whittaker takes his back and presses up against the cage. Whittaker continues to punish Hall with strikes, knees and foot stomps. Hall spins around but it is more of the same. Whittaker is just relentless and lands a vicious elbow on the break. Hall is not done, though. He storms off the cage and lands a head kick followed by a flying knee and Whittaker is backing up. Hall presses him against the cage and lands more strikes. Hall has come to life and is looking to get back into this fight. Whittaker answers back with his own combination that slows Hall’s run. Whaittaker lands another and Hall calls Whittaker in. Both fighters dig deep in the final seconds of the fight and give the fans all they have. The round ends with Whittaker getting a takedown from the clinch. Whittaker dominated this fight and wins the decision.

Robert Whittaker def. Uriah Hall by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Round 3

Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve

Both fighters touch gloves and step back to find their range. Both fighters circle with neither wanting to commit to anything. As Struve attempts a leg kick Rosholt shoots in for a double leg and gets the take down. Rosholt immediately transitions to side control and drops some elbow. Rosholt postures up before jumping back into guard. Rosholt immediately works for an arm triangle but Struve defends. Rosholt transitions back to side control but Struve works to scramble out the back door. Rosholt transitions with him and is back into Struve’s gurd and that is how the round will end.

Round two starts with a touch of gloves and then Struve lands a shot looking to establish his range. Rosholt pushes in for the clinch and pushes Struve up against the cage looking for a take down. Struve stuffs it and the fighters reset in the center of the cage. After both fighters dance for a moment Rosholt shoots in again and gets another take down and transitions to side control. Struve looks to scramble and gets to his feet but Rosholt pulls him right back down and back into side control. Rosholt is unable to do anyhting with the position and ref Herb Dean tells Rosholt to do something. Rosholt postures up and Struve lands an up kick and Rosholt falls back into his guard. Rosholt again tries to transition but Struve stuffs him and winds up in better position as the round comes to an end.

Again the fighters touch glove before resetting. Struve looks to press the action and backs Rosholt against the cage. Struve is hesitant with his punches and Rosholt circles away. Struve continues to press forward and back Rosholt up. Struve is no looking to land the one big punch as Rosholt just backs away.  Rosholt shoots for a single leg and Struve stuffs it. Rosholt again shoots and again Struve stuffs it but he is unable to land any punches. Struve is very hesitant with his strikes but he keeps pressing forward. Struve starts to throw some kicks and follows it up with a right hand. Struve looks to the clock before rushing in on Rosholt with strikes. Rosholt ducks out of the way and gets another takedown and lands in side control. Struve immediately works to his feet and looks to land some strikes. Rosholt is literally running from Struve. Struve shoots a double and gets his own takedown. Struve looks to land some ground and pound but the final bell sounds before he could do any damage.

Jarred Rosholt def. Stefan Struve by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Round 3

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Jake Matthews def. Akbarh Arreola by TKO (Dr. Stoppage) Round 2, 5:00
Kyle Noke def. Peter Sobotta by TKO (Body Kick and Strikes) Round 1, 2:01
Gian Villante def. Anthony Perosh by KO (Over Hand Right) Round 1, 2:56
Danny Martinez def Richie Vaculik by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Round 3, 5:00

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Daniel Kelly def. Steve Montgomery by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Round 3, 5:00
Richard Walsh def. Steven Kennedy by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Round 3, 5:00
James Moontasri def. Anton Zafir by TKO (spinning back kick) Round 1, 4:36
Ben Nguyen def. Ryan Benoit by Submission (rear naked choke) Round 1, 2:35

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