Ronda Rousey was at the top of the world. She was undefeated, she was taking over Hollywood, and she was being compared to some of the greatest female athletes of all time. Ronda Rousey fans will enjoy these 22 obscure facts and trivia about the MMA fighter. How quickly things can change. Rousey got TKO'd by Holly Holm in November 2015 and suddenly Rousey has gone from the woman who will never lose a fight in her career, to someone who looks vulnerable and beatable. Did Holm change the whole landscape of UFC by knocking out Rousey, or was Rousey overrated coming into their fight?
Rousey had a career record of 12-0 before her loss to Holm. A respectable record for sure, but nothing to write home about. 12 matches is hardly enough time to label someone as one of the greatest athletes ever. Also, the competition she faced in those first few matches was not exactly made up of the most formidable opponents. Rousey beat up on women who had little to no experience in MMA fighting.
On December 30, 2016, Ronda Rousey faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Hoping to redeem herself, Rousey lost the fight 48 seconds into the first round via TKO due to punches.She then rode her fame to Hollywood, becoming a celebrity and actually doing a lot of good for women in UFC, but before everyone crowns her the undisputed champ, it's time to consider that Rousey has actually been overrated this entire time.
When Holly Holm shocked the world and knocked Ronda Rousey out with what is now known as the "kick heard around the world," it exposed Rousey both physically and mentally to other opponents.Rousey had an aura about her that she could not be beat. Opponents feared her before they even stepped into the octagon and that fear is now gone. From a tactical standpoint, Holm used her boxing skills to bait Rousey and kept her distance until the exact right moment. Expect opponents in the future to use a similar strategy now that the blueprint has been drawn.