Jul 5, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Ronda Rousey walks towards the octagon before defending her women

Holly Holm Will Not Beat Ronda Rousey

I know a lot of fight fans are excited that the UFC has signed Holly Holm but I have some bad news for them. There is no way that she will beat Ronda Rousey. In fact I’m not sure there is any woman on the planet that can beat Rousey.

I’m sure that Holly Holm will be billed as the latest “biggest challenge” to Ronda Rousey but it will all just be hype. As much as I like Holm I just don’t think she has what it takes to compete with Rousey.

At one point I thought Holm had an advantage over Rousey in the striking department but now I’m not so sure. The way that Rousey has improved form fight to fight is astounding. There was never any doubt that her ground game was superior to every other woman fighter in MMA but now her striking is on par with the best.

I would say that Rousey and Holm are now equal in the striking department. And Holly Holm has zero ground game. Do you see where I’m going with this? Once Rousey gets her on the ground it is all over.

After Rousey’s 16 second destruction of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 it was pretty clear that she was head and shoulders above every woman in the division. Dana White & Co. realized that they can no longer sell us Rousey fights and expect us to believe that the opponent has any chance against the champ. So they went out and signed Holm.

Holly Holm is undefeated but she has never faced the likes of Rousey. A match with any other fighter in the UFC women’s division would be competitive but a title fight would treat us to another lopsided result.

Ronda Rousey will lose her title some day but it won’t be to Holly Holm.

Tags: Alexis Davis Holly Holm Ronda Rousey UFC.

  • http://www.tacticalprotectionsystems.com Alan German

    1) I do not disagree with the premise of your article, in fact, you are most likely correct.
    2) The first three paragraphs were well written and nicely articulated. I was looking forward to reading a good analysis.
    3) Then you opened up your fourth paragraph with “I would say that Rousey and Holm are now equal in the striking department”… which made me realize that a) you have a severe mental illness; b) you are legally blind; c) you have only been watching MMA/ combat sports for a total of 7 weeks and have no understanding of it whatsoever; d) you are Ronda Rousey or Edmond Tarverdyan in disguise; e) you are high as a kite on cocaine and detergent; f) all of the above.

    • Clarence G Waller

      Holly is a good boxer but she has holes in her game. She lacks power for one and she does have side to side movement but she does not create angles. No if you look at film of Ronda all she does is create angles and the major thing she does that Holly does not is sit down on her punches. So in turn Allen take a couple of fight lessons before you weight in on who might be better because you don’t have a damn clue about the fight game. Bum