What Were the Odds That Ronda Rousey Would Beat Holly Holm?

In the lead-up to the fight, many people assumed that UFC champion Ronda Rousey would walk all over former boxing champion Holly Holm. The general consensus was that the odds were heavily stacked against the “Rowdy” Raisin because of her opponent’s significant experience and fame. After all, this was supposed to be a piece of cake for the champion. But the tables had turned, and the biggest question is how?

The Skills Advantage

In one of the biggest upsets in history, Rousey destroyed Holm with strikes in just over a round. The general consensus was that the champion had outclassed, outwithered, and outmuscled her prey. But it wasn’t just about raw talent. It was about the fact that the champ had prepared for this fight extensively and was able to pull off one of the greatest upsets ever seen in a combat sport. This article will breakdown the key factors that made the difference.

The Preparation Advantage

Many experts were baffled by the ease with which Rousey smashed her way to the top, only to have a former boxing champion turn the tables on her. The consensus was that she must have had something special, and it turned out they were right. While Holm entered the fight completely uninspired and without her typical focus, Rousey was pumped for the fight and ready to go. This is best illustrated by her training regimen, which saw her put in some of the most brutal days of her professional career, and by her being on the brink of collapse before the fight even started. But the champ was undeterred, and she proved everyone wrong, including herself.

The Experience Advantage

Many boxers have said that they would rather fight someone who has never been in the ring with them than face their biggest rival. In other words, they feel that their experience in combat will give them the advantage. It speaks to the level of preparation that the former champ has put in that she was able to use this advantage to her advantage. She has faced the top competition in her division and beaten them all, and that is all the more impressive because she has done it without a break, training daily and putting in the hours that it takes to make a champion. She was the perfect opponent because she had the experience advantage while Rousey had the training advantage.

The Mental Advantage

According to many experts, Rousey’s incredible talent and natural ability along with the fact that she started so late in life, makes her the perfect combat sport champion. They feel that her mind is as strong as her body and that she will be able to control the pace of the fight with her brain, even though her experience exceeds that of most people her age. This was best illustrated by her dominating Holm with punches from stand-still and by taking her to the mat multiple times, which is something that very few adults are capable of doing. So while it was a shock to the world that Ronda Rousey defeated Holly Holm, it shouldn’t have been a complete surprise.

Why Do You Think Ronda Rousey Will be the Next UFC Champion?

Rousey is a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside of the cage. The way that she defeated Holly Holm and dominated the fight left many people in awe, and it looks like many more are going to be in awe of The Rowdy Raisin after this fight. It is clear that she has what it takes to be the greatest champion in the history of the sport, and with a little bit of help from her friends, there is no telling how high she can reach. This is one champion that doesn’t need any introduction, and with her incredible success story, there is no doubt that she will continue to impress us for years to come.