How Miesha Tate Dethroned Holly Holm

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UFC 196 went down in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on March 5, 2016. Those of you who watched UFC 196 this past Saturday night were treated to a number of jaw-dropping upsets. Including in the co-main event, where Miesha Tate–riding a four-fight win streak–toppled incumbent UFC champion Holly Holm. Holm was last […] READ MORE



Is Miesha Tate a Tougher Matchup for Holly Holm?

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Holly Holm looks to defend her title this Saturday, March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV against two-time title challenger and perennial top contender Miesha Tate. Holm’s upset of Ronda Rousey back in November galvanized the nation, yet many fans and pundits are claiming Tate is […] READ MORE


Female Fighter of the Year – Holly Holm

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Editor’s Note: The following is a collaboration of the LWOS MMA department. There were few bigger stories in Mixed Martial Arts this year than what has been accredited by many in the MMA community as the “greatest upset of all time.” This distnction goes to Holly Holm’s dethroning of UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and MMA’s […] READ MORE



Choosing an Opponent for Holly Holm

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Last Saturday at UFC 193, the world was shocked when Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey in what could be considered the biggest upset in UFC history to become the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Holm’s ability to execute her superior striking, cut fantastic angles and great work in the clinch led to MMA’s version […] READ MORE


The Sensible Logic Behind Holly Holm vs Ronda Rousey

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A while ago I wrote an editorial piece detailing the dominance of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, using raw numbers and statistics to highlight just how far ahead of the curve she is compared to her closest rivals. One of the key points I made was that Joe Silva and the UFC’s matchmaking committee have few options left […] READ MORE


The Endearing Dominance of Ronda Rousey

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Darkness befell momentarily over the Rio crowd, feverishly intensifying the already palpable atmosphere inside the HSBC Arena. As a show of lights began and the theme song to Freaks and Geeks reverberated inaudibly over a canonical ensemble of timid boos and polite cheers, it became apparent that the conviction of this Brazilian audience was tested […] READ MORE