- Fixed Fight
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So was the big Saturday fight with Ronda and Holly fixed?
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I do mma and know a little bit about what UFC had planned and I can guarantee you it was not a fixed fight. Ronda was fighting exactly with her usual skills, believe it or not but Rondas boxing is pretty atrocious, and she has never faced anyone even close to Holly Holm in terms of striking. https://giant.gfycat.com/LiveSeveralIncatern.gif Here's proof just how bad her boxing is.
Holly Holm did an excellent job defending Rondas takedown/throw attempts and was only taken down once, and even then managed to get her arm out of Rondas attempted arm bar. And she just completely out classed Ronda and had the perfect game plan, while Ronda and her corner thought he could just walk all over Holly.
Now about what UFC had planned, if you look at Holly Holms last two fights, they were completely underwhelming and when Dana made the fight Holly was practically "sacrificed" to Ronda to be another big name on her record. Before that Ronda was planned to fight Miesha Tate for the third time, and Miesha is the only woman who people considered to be a challenge to Rousey, so Dana give her Holm instead because of UFC's future plans. There is a famous brazilian fighter called Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino who was already planned to fight Ronda after she beat Holly Holm, Cyborg is the current featherweight champion at Invicta FC and a fight between her and Ronda was going to be a superfight at UFC 200, and by far the most marketable fight of Rouseys career, thats why Ronda was given Holm instead of on paper more dangerous fighter Miesha Tate. Holly Holm just surprised everyone and masterfully exploited all the weaknesses in Rondas game to get the victory. You could see in post fight interviews that Dana was clearly a little bit annoyed/frustrated about Holly winning, because it screwed up their plans.
I don't think so. Rousey overestimated her abilities, thought that she could outbox a former world boxing champion, and that was a fatal error in judgment.
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