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Would you be surprised if Holm takes a round from Rousey?

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  1. FMAxBoxing Blue Belt

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    Im not saying Holly Holm is going to win, but I do think she has a good chance of taking a round from Ronda, maybe even win by decision.

    Holm has an excellent corner and her footwork and stand up is arguably the best in the WBW division. Not to mention, she may have a slight size advantage in this one.

    The only questionable thing is, can Holly Holm handle the pressure of a big fight like this considering her first performance in the UFC where she was clearly nervous?

    Could Holly Holm be Ronda's toughest test?
     
  2. ivory suit Purple Belt

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    Don't see holm evading rondas clinch and submissions for 25 minutes
     
  3. Ashenthorn Black Belt

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    This fight will look a lot like Rousey/Kaufman. Holm only has anything to offer as long as the fight remains at kickboxing range. Ronda will be inside that range in seconds, push Holm against the fence, attack with short knees, elbows and uppercuts, get a very quick throw or trip takedown and submit Holm.
     
  4. fightdonttweet Banned Banned

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    I'd be surprised to see her make it out of a round.
     
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    be surprised if Holm makes it to Round 2
     
  6. rocketskates (Cancel) Culture Club

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    I would be surprised if Holm makes it out of the first round. Her only hope of going deep into the fight is to fight very defensively and keep Rousey at bay with her striking. I can't understand why fighter after fighter elects to charge Rousey when it clearly doesn't work.
     
  7. Sgt Smith Bassed God

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    She could if she's able to keep it at range. I'm skeptical that will happen. Would make it interesting though.
     
  8. Elysianwing Mr. Mojo Risin' Belt

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    I think she gets thrown all over the place, so yes. I'd be surprised if she survives a round, let alone wins one.
     
  9. faustian I AM NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    The more appropriate question is would I give a shit

    Answer: no

    Unless and until Ronda loses she's cemented herself as the p4p/g4g MMA GOAT
     
  10. waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    I'd be very surprised if she even makes it out of the first round.
     
  11. Ashenthorn Black Belt

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    Because fighting defensively doesn't work either. Kaufman was a better striker than Ronda (at the time) and came out fighting defensively. Ronda cornered and trapped her in under 5 seconds. The only way to beat Ronda is to try to match her aggression and get her before she gets you. Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano both ended up looking foolish, but at least they went for it.
     
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    The only chance I see Holm getting out of round one is if she manages to hit roussey hard as she moves in at the start of the round. It might stun her enough to get hesitant. But even if that happens, there is no way Holm is going to keep this standing for 25 minutes, and on the ground it will be a short night.
     
  13. jsbx45 Black Belt

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    This.
     
  14. LSU Banned Banned

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    Holm won't make it out of the first
     
  15. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    I don't think this will last more than one round, so yes, I would be VERY surprised!
     
  16. Stan Black Belt

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    I'll be surprised if Holm can last 2 minutes with her pillow punches.
     
  17. Ashenthorn Black Belt

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    You're exactly right. Holm's big weapon is the high kick, but she'll never have the opportunity to throw it. She'd have to snipe Ronda with a hard, accurate punch in the first exchange. Of course Julia Budd did that and Ronda just walked right through it.
     
  18. Headkicktoleg Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I'd be surprised if she lasts a whole minute
     
  19. Rozko Black Belt

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    The 3 minute mark will be a moral victory at this point in time.
     
  20. Sega30 Green Belt

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    The one thing Holm has going for her, and its a biggie, is that she's shown that she's smart enough to not get dragged into dog fights and is more than content with picking her shots from the outside. That's the one thing we haven't seen anyone do against Ronda, and if she can get her frustrated enough to make a mistake, we got ourselves an upset.
     

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