UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm final results

Who were the winners at UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm? Click below to get the results for all the fights at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

UFC 193 main card

Main event: Holly Holm defeats Ronda Rousey by KO
It’s all over! The winner … AND NEW WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION IS HOLLY HOLM! A head kick dropped Rousey to the ground and Holm jumped on top of her blasting her with hammer fists before referee Herb Dean could jump in to stop the fight 59 seconds into the 2nd Round.


Co-main: Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeats Valerie Letourneau by unanimous decision

The first of two championship fights on the night did not disappoint. Letourneau came out strong in the 1st Round, but Joanna “Champion” took control as the rounds wore on. Both fighters wore the bruises from the fight as they awaited the decision – but the final verdict was in favor of the defending champion unanimously (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)

They said it:
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “Thank you guys, I’m happy to be here and fight on this amazing show. I said Valerie was going to be a tough opponent, I always want to fight the best. I expected a very long fight; five rounds. Preparation has been great and I’m happy with the victory.”
Valerie Letourneau: “To be honest, nothing surprised me. She did exactly what I thought she was going to do, but I didn’t fight as good as I wanted to.”

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Mark Hunt defeats Antonio Silva by TKO
This rematch did not go the distance like the first epic bout. Hunt landed a perfectly-placed right behind the ear and dropped Silva to the ground for the TKO 3:41 into the fight.

They said it:
Mark Hunt: “I was ready and trained really hard – I’m ready to go again. With rematches, I know not to make the same mistake twice. I have a lot of respect for Bigfoot. We used to train together and he’s a good guy. It’s just work to me, that’s how it is. All I can say is I wasn’t going to let it go three rounds. I’ve got no injuries. So, Dana, if there are any other fights, let me know.”
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva: “This was a big rematch, but I didn’t feel any added pressure going into it. My strategy was to take it to the second round, but he didn’t like that strategy. He hit me and I slipped and then he hit me again. Tonight was his night.”

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Robert Whittaker defeats Uriah Hall by unanimous decision
Despite a third-round comeback attempt by Hall, Australia-based Whittaker controlled this fight throughout – dazing Hall with shots a number of times during the bout before eventually winning by decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

They said it:
Robert Whittaker: “This win means everything to me. Fighting at home is one of the biggest honors and privileges I could have. To win in my home country is everything. I’ll go anywhere I need to fight next. If they want me to fight here, I’ll fight here. If they want me to go anywhere else, I’ll fight anywhere else."
Uriah Hall: “My eye hurts. The first one stung, but after the second one, I couldn’t see at all and I was completely relying on my instincts. I kept doing really dumb things like turning my back. I kept turning because when you can’t see it’s a natural instinct – I’ve never experienced anything like that before. Congrats to Robert.”

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Jared Rosholt defeats Stefan Struve by unanimous decision

Struve had one good upkick, but otherwise the fight was mostly controlled by Rosholt as he took the much taller fighter down to the ground and controlled him once there. After 15 minutes, the judges agreed and awarded Rosholt the victory (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

They said it:
Jared Rosholt: “It’s hard to find someone that tall at a world class level – he’s the No. 14 guy in the world – you can’t walk down the street and find that. I felt it was a really poor performance on my end, but it was against a tough guy. There’s always something I feel I can do different. I’m always disappointed and critical of my performance, whether I win or lose. I know that if I keep training the way I am and improving the way I have, I’ll be a world champion someday. I want the winner of Bigfoot Silva vs. Mark Hunt next. We’re all fighting on the same night, we’re similar in the rankings and I don’t feel like either of them have someone ahead of them in the rankings they haven’t already fought. The way I look at it is like tonight was a mini tournament; winner vs. winner and loser vs. loser.”
Stefan Struve: “I’ve got so much more to offer than this. This was just a horrible performance. I’ve just got to go back to the drawing board. This was probably my worst performance ever. He did a good job. He had a good game plan and kept moving away. I should have just done more to defend his takedowns, like I did in the third round. I don’t know, I was just missing my killer instinct today."

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UFC 193 FS1 prelims

Jake Matthews defeats Akbarh Arreola by TKO
Matthews pummeled Arreola in the second round, taking him to mat and smashing him with solid ground-and-pound. After the round, the doctor stopped the fight because of the damage to Arreola’s eye.

They said it:
Jake Matthews: “This is everything a fighter dreams for, it seems like a blur now and I couldn’t be happier. The atmosphere out there and the support from the fans is just overwhelming. Even though I was a bit rocked in the first, I was just trying to keep my composure. Everything my jiu jitsu coach told me worked. I just stayed switched on, hit the reversal and finished the first round hard. He’s got great jiu jitsu, so the way to shut him down is just stay on him. That was the game plan and it worked out.”

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Kyle Noke defeats Peter Sobotta by TKO

WOW! Noke snaps Sobotta’s seven-fight win streak with a vicious snap kick to the body in the 1st Round! Noke pounced with Sobotta on the ground, but the referee stopped it at 2:01 of the round.

They said it:
Kyle Noke: “It played out just like we thought it would. We worked that game plan every day for the last eight weeks. It was exactly as coach Winkeljohn said it would go. I just went in there and did what he told me to do. It feels unreal. I was dying to get on this card, to go out there and put on a performance like that is amazing for me. It’s a dream come true."
Peter Sobotta: "He caught me with a good kick. When he was punching, I wasn’t out. It’s not that I couldn’t defend myself, I just couldn’t breathe. But congratulations to him."

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Gian Villante defeats Anthony Perosh by KO
With a perfectly-thrown right hand, Villante wins by KO in the first round. Villante was dominant throughout, softening Perosh up until the final blow at 2:56 of the opening stanza.


They said it:
Gian Villante: “I wanted to get a quick finish so I could watch some reality TV, the TV in Australia is much more educated. Perosh kept leading with the right, so I wanted to counter hook or throw a right. The hook wasn’t landing, but I hit him with the right and it landed right on the button. Now, I really want to get home and watch Vanderpump Rules.”
Anthony Perosh: “My performance was crap. I wanted to win, but he got his game plan off before I did. Good luck to him."

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Danny Martinez defeats Richie Vaculik by unanimous decision

Both fighters were active throughout the 15 minutes of action – but neither could finish the job.. In the end, Martinez’s wrestling and control was enough as the judges awarded him the fight in a shutout (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

They said it:
Danny Martinez: “Wow, that walk to the Octagon was unreal. It wasn’t so much that I was intimidated by the size of the crowd, but I didn’t want to look up until I got into the Octagon. I like to be focused and on task when I walk out, then when I get into the Octagon and you hear the crowd noise that’s when you know you’re about to be in a fight and that’s when I look up. I’m a father of two, so I flip the switch pretty easy and the walk is really when that switch flips for me. I’m really laid back and polite when I’m not fighting, so much so that it actually gets under the skin of my coaches, but that walk out was intense.”
Richie Vaculik: “I knew it was going to be tough. He’s a tough guy and a brawler with good wrestling. I got what I expected, I was just disappointed in myself, but I should have defended the takedowns. I thought while we were striking that I was making him miss and I could have countered. He landed some nice shots himself, and hit some takedowns. I was thinking about those, rather than coming forward. It was a good and fun fight, I just wish I worked the takedown defense more. Hats off to Danny. It was great to walk out in front of a stadium crowd and put on a show. Hopefully everyone enjoyed it. Now it’s back to the drawing board."

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UFC 193 FIGHT PASS prelims

Daniel Kelly defeats Steve Montgomery by unanimous decision
It was a back-and-forth affair, but when the fight finished the judges awarded the fight to the hometown hero Kelly by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). The pair split the first two rounds, and Kelly earned the win with a strong finish to the fight.

They said it:
Daniel Kelly: “It’s always great to have the home crowd advantage, I think that lends itself to me being undefeated in the UFC on Australian soil. To be the first Melbournite to fight and win in the UFC means the world to me – I can’t even explain that feeling. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to fight in my hometown because the Octagon was banned here. I would’ve liked to have gotten the finish, I think I had him in trouble in the first round, but it was a good fight and I’m really happy right now. I’m an old guy, so I’m going to take a few days and let this all soak in.”
Steve Montgomery: “Daniel’s tough. He got off first and put me a mental step behind. There were things I trained to do that I didn’t do. Even if I did them, I was that step behind. Congrats to him for getting off first and doing what he had to do to win."

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Richard Walsh defeats Steven Kennedy by unanimous decision
“Filthy” Rich Walsh wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28). He came out of the gates swinging – well, kicking – and hurt Kennedy early. However, Kennedy managed to mount a comeback every time they went to the ground and the fight went the distance.

They said it:
Richard Walsh: “I haven’t really taken in the magnitude of this victory yet. There was a lot of pressure to get the win since I was coming off two straight losses. It was tough in the lead up and knowing how big the crowd was going to be, but that didn’t change the way I fought today. This is a really special moment and I wouldn’t change it for the world. The UFC is a great addition to Victoria and I can’t wait to see the way that the sport grows in Australia. I hope the UFC uses a grassroots approach to growing the sport here and I really want to be a part of that.”
Steve Kennedy: “I just want to apologize to everyone that helped me get ready. I felt a bit sick, like something didn’t feel right. I got really tired really quickly. Usually I’m really fit. That’s it."

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James Moontasri defeats Anton Zafir by TKO

Moontasri hit Zafir with a spinning back-kick in the ribs, followed by an elbow that led to a TKO stoppage 4:36 into the first round

They said it:
James Moontasri: “Moving up in weight allowed me to truly embrace my style which is taekwondo. Moving up to 170-pounds definitely helped. It’s really weird, when I was competing in taekwondo, people always told me to move down to lightweight or featherweight, but most of my success came as a welterweight so moving up to welterweight in the UFC wasn’t too bad. I was so excited that if I was jet lagged, I figured I could fake it for at least 15 minutes. Fighting in the UFC is a blessing, I love my job. Luckily I’m not injured, so it’s right back to the gym for me.”
Anton Zafir: “When you’re given the opportunity to fight in the UFC, you’ve got to jump on it. I’m not blaming the loss down to eight days’ notice. I didn’t lose because I had eight days’ notice. He was the better fighter on the day. I’ve got to go back now and get better for my next one. It’s always better when you can spend more time with your coaches, but like I said, he’s an exceptional fighter. I had my opportunities throughout the fight, but he capitalized on his. Well done for him and back to the drawing board for me."

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Ben Nguyen defeats Ryan Benoit by submission
Nguyen wasted no time! He dazed Benoit early and then pounced, winning by rear-naked choke submission at 2:35 of the 1st Round

They said it:
Ben Nguyen: “I feel on top of the world, being able to prove myself in striking and now grappling. I’ve got my first submission in the UFC, so I’m really happy. I’m still pretty new to the scene, so I’m up for anything next.”
Ryan Benoit: “Yesterday I had to go to the hospital because I had problems rehydrating. I think I was thrown off because of the amount of time I had to spend at the hospital. The weight cut didn’t go as smooth as we had planned and I got really sick right after weigh-ins. That’s all I can give you right now, I’m pretty emotional.”

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