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UFC 193 Results – Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey In Second Round

UFC 193 Pay-Per-View Fights

Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve

Round 1: Both guys are in the Octagon now. Referee Herb Dean is in position. Round one begins. Even at 6’2”, Jared Rosholt looks tiny in there with the seven-foot Stefan Struve. So far the wrestler, Rosholt, hasn’t attempted a takedown attempt. Struve is staying on the outside and stalking Rosholt at times, throwing long front kicks to keep him at bay and score points here in the early goings of round one. The fans start to boo as we are almost two minutes into the round and not much has happened. Rosholt goes for his first takedown attempt and he gets Struve down with ease. Following the takedown, Rosholt remained in top position on the ground for the remainder of the round. He definitely controlled the bigger man, but didn’t really inflict a lot of punishment either. scores the round 10-9 for Jared Rosholt.

Round 2: Round two begins with Struve trying to be a little busier than he was in the opening frame. It’s worth noting that despite the fact we have a record-breaking crowd of 70,000 people inside Etihad Stadium, the Melbourne audience is much like a Japanese audience, remaining quiet outside of boo’ing when too much time goes by without any real action. Struve charges at Rosholt with a combination of punches, but Rosholt avoids getting hit and changes levels and takes Struve down with ease again. The two end up in a scramble almost immediately, and while they did pop back up to their feet, Rosholt took him right back down. Rosholt has side control from the top position, yet Herb Dean warns them because he’s not doing anything with the position. Rosholt stands up and eats an up-kick from Struve before diving into Struve’s full guard. As we reach the closing seconds of the round, Struve goes for an arm submission but doesn’t get it and the horn sounds to end the round. scores the round 10-9 for Jared Rosholt.

Round 3: Here we go with the third and final round of the fight. We’re two minutes into the round and we’re still standing, but literally next to nothing has happened thus far. This definitely turned out to be a horrible fight to schedule as the PPV opener. Meanwhile, Struve fakes a low kick and wings it up high, partially finding the mark. Two minutes left in the round. Rosholt is finally starting to look a bit fatigued. Struve scores with a decent kick and senses an opportunity so he charges at Rosholt with punches. Struve catches Rosholt backing away with a solid knee to the grill. Right after that, Rosholt takes Struve down again. “Control his f*cking wrists!” from a shouting Marc Laimon in Rosholt’s corner gets UFC commentator Joe Rogan cracking up. Back on the feet, Struve actually takes Rosholt down, but unfortunately it was just as the ten second ticker hit. Struve finishes the third and final round blasting Rosholt from top position. Winnable fight under PRIDE rules, but probably not under UFC rules. scores the round 10-9 for Stefan Struve.

Jared Rosholt def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Urijah Hall vs. Robert Whitaker

Round 1: The first round kicks off with Whitaker going right after the former TUF finalist. With Whitaker’s past as the TUF Smashes winner and him being the hometown favorite, the crowd is loud and lively for the first time since the pay-per-view began. Whitaker just blasted Hall with a big punch that rocked him and stunned him. Hall was in trouble but Whitaker hasn’t been able to finish him off. The action slows down a bit. Hall is using excellent foot work and leg kicks to keep Whitaker off of him. Uriah Hall just did some ninja-style kicksbut ended up missing and falling on his butt. Whitaker takes advantage and jumps on top of Hall. It took a while, but Whitaker finally got full mount. He immediately loses it. Whitaker still on top position on the ground. He’s not destroying Hall or anything, but he is clearly in control of this fight, especially since it hit the floor. Whitaker takes Hall’s back and he’s looking for a choke. Hall reverses position and ends up on top of Whitaker just as the round ends. scores the round 10-9 for Robert Whitaker.

Round 2: Whitaker throwing bombs as soon as the second round begins, but Hall is doing a good job of judging the distance and avoiding them. Hall goes for a big shot but misses and ends up clinched against the cage taking foot stomps from the former TUF Smashes winner. The two separate and each guy lands a good shot. Hall launches a big high kick that looked good but didn’t really connect. Right after that, Hall takes what appears to be a poke to the eye but a replay shows it was clearly a closed-fist shot from Whitaker, which Joe Rogan points out. When the action resumes, Rogan brings on Marc Ratner to talk about the poke and he too agrees that it was clearly a closed-fist. We get a lull in the action for about a minute and then Hall clearly decides to amp things up a bit, and he does exactly that with a beautiful high kick. Hall starts telegraphing a spinning move of some kind, as Joe Rogan points out, but he never actually does it. Hall is looking very athletic and talented but if you take out the flashiness, he isn’t really doing a whole lot of damage. scores the round 10-9 for Urijah Hall.

Round 3: The third and final round begins with total fireworks right out of the gate, as both guys are throwing bombs. Whitaker blasts and hurts Hall with a really good shot. Whitaker follows up with a couple more very strong punches and now he switches to knees as Hall has his face buried in the cage. Whitaker is slowing down now and it looks like Hall is going to survive. Hall is dealing with an eye issue of some kind. He’s wincing pretty noticably and definitely has some swelling issues. Whitaker lands another good shot as the two separate. Hall lands a beautiful head kick and an equally impressive flying knee. Hall is the one turning it on now as Whitaker is stuck with his back on the cage and a determined Urijah Hall looking to steal this round. Hall lands a nice front kick and then another head kick. Whitaker eats both and keeps coming forward. One minute remaining in what has been an absolutely incredible round of action. Whitaker lands a nice right hand over the top but Hall calls him in. Whitaker gets a hold of Hall’s back and has him against the cage standing. He very wisely yanks him down to the mat to try and score some potentially important last-second points. The round will end on that note. What a great final round. scores the round 10-9 for Robert Whitaker.

Robert Whitaker def. Urijah Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

Round 1: After that Whitaker-Hall fight, if this Hunt-Bigfoot rematch is anything like their first fight, which is arguably the best heavyweight fight of all-time, then the Melbourne audience is going to be in for a real treat. The first round begins with Hunt landing a tree-trunk sized leg kick. Hunt is coming after Bigfoot looking to engage, but it is Bigfoot who is backing up and looking to play it safe/smart. Hunt rushes in with a big left hand and he gets Bigfoot’s attention. Another leg kick from Hunt. Bigfoot is determined to move and score points, but he’s not doing much of the scoring points part. He goes for a big punch and a kick follow-up, but landed neither. Out of nowhere, Hunt blasts Bigfoot backing up and drops him. He follows in with a few punches and that does it. Mike Goldberg calling it another walk-off knokout. It wasn’t really a “walk-off knockout” in the fashion of his most recent few, but it was a great finish for Mark Hunt.

Mark Hunt def. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva via TKO (punches) at 3:41 of Round 1.

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