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Amy Kaplan

Virtually no one thought that could beat the undefeated Ronda Rousey. The judoka was touted as a 10-1 favorite. She was unbeatable. But, it happened and history was made. It's been exactly one year since the formerly undefeated bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lost her title in shocking fashion to Holly Holm at UFC 193, so there's no better time to look back than now.

Despite the overwhelming odds, Holm broke down the champion one strike at a time through round 1. But, It wasn't until :59 seconds into round two that Holm dropped after a swift kick to the face, ending the Ronda's reign.


The former champion and Olympic bronze medalist took time off from the sport following the loss, making many wonder if she might ever return. But, Ronda silenced the critics by making her return to the Octagon she once ruled to face the new champion, .

Holm shot into instant stardom, but her celebration lasted just four months, as she was defeated by during her first ever title defense. The women's bantamweight train got majorly off-track following Ronda's departure, with Tate then losing the title to Nunes at . It was the most violent game of hot potato ever.

Rousey is hoping to get that train back on track when she challenges for the women's bantamweight title once again on December 30 in Las Vegas, NV.


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