Resuts of UFC on Fox20: Holm vs. Shevchenko

Holly reversed the take down quickly by Valentina in round one. The Preacher’s Daughter controlled the cage fight and held her own striking. Shevchenko though has turned around the second up to the championship round. Holly Holm was handed his second straight loss, Valentina Shevchenko won by unanimous decision.

The co-main event headlining Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez was amazing. The Brazilian fighter put on a leg kick clinic. He defeated the Mexican-American in a lightweight bout via unanimous decision.

Herb Dean became controversial again with the stoppage he called on Francis Ngannou’s hammer on Bojan Mihaljovic which critics said was premature.

Herrig and Wineland took home Performance (s) of the Night bonus and then the Fight of the Night went to Knight Vs. Alers.

Here are the other results of UFC Chicago:

Bantamweight: Valentina Shevchenko def Holly Holm in the fifth round by TKO

Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez in the third round by TKO

Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def Bojan Mihajlović in the first round by TKO

Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig def Kailin Curran in the first round by submission RNC

Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland def Frankie Saenz in the third round by TKO

Heavyweight Alex Oliveira def James Moontasri by UD in round 3

Featherweight: Darren Elkins def Godofredo Pepey by UD in round 3

Heavyweight: Kamaru Usman def Alexander Yakovlev in round 3 by UD

Lightweight: Michel Prazeres def JC Cottrell in the third round by TKO

Featherweight: Jim Alers def Jason Knight in the third round by SD

Heavyweight Luis Henrique def Dmitry Smolyakov by submission in round 2 RNC

Countdown to UFC on Fox 20: Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Begins!

UFC on Fox 20 a.k.a UFC Chicago takes place at the United Center in Chicago on July 23.

Here’s the updated UFC Chicago card:

Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez

Heavyweight Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlović

Women’s Strawweight Felice Herrig vs. Kailin Curran

Bantamweight Frankie Saenz vs. Eddie Wineland

Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. James Moontasri

Featherweight Darren Elkins vs. Godofredo Pepey

Welterweight Kamaru Usman vs. Alexander Yakovlev

Lightweight Michel Prazeres vs. J.C. Cottrell
Welterweight Héctor Urbina vs. George Sullivan

Featherweight Jim Alers vs. Jason Knight

Heavyweight Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov

After her defeat from No. 1 Miesha Tate, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and No. 2 Holly Holm is back to the octagon at the main event. The Preacher’s Daughter will face multiple-time world champion in Muay Thai Valentina Shevchenko.

Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza replaced Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Johnson as the co-main event. Rumble withdrew so the much awaited fight will be postponed. Yes fight fans, it is still going to happen. Anthony Johnson just needs to fix a serious family matter.

It is the US’ JC Cottrell’s UFC debut fight against Brazilian Michael Prazeres. He replaces Tony Martin who was forced out of the bout with a neck injury.

UFC on Fox 20: Holy Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko

After her defeat from No. 1 Miesha Tate, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and No. 2 Holly Holm is back to the octagon at the main event. The Preacher’s Daughter will face multiple-time world champion in Muay Thai Valentina Shevchenko.

Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza replaced Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Johnson as the co-main event. Rumble withdrew so the much awaited fight will be postponed. Yes fight fans, it is still going to happen. Anthony Johnson just needs to fix a serious family matter.

It is the US’ JC Cottrell’s UFC debut fight against Brazilian Michael Prazeres. He replaces Tony Martin who was forced out of the bout with a neck injury.

UFC on Fox 20 a.k.a UFC Chicago takes place at the United Center in Chicago on July 23.

Here’s the updated UFC Chicago card:

Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez

Heavyweight Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlović

Women’s Strawweight Felice Herrig vs. Kailin Curran

Bantamweight Frankie Saenz vs. Eddie Wineland

Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. James Moontasri

Featherweight Darren Elkins vs. Godofredo Pepey

Welterweight Kamaru Usman vs. Alexander Yakovlev

Lightweight Michel Prazeres vs. J.C. Cottrell

Welterweight Héctor Urbina vs. George Sullivan

Featherweight Jim Alers vs. Jason Knight
Heavyweight Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov

Conor McGregor and Holly Holm Awarded ‘Best Fighter’ and ‘Best Upset’ at 2016 ESPYs

Featherweight champion Conor McGregor was voted Best Fighter of the Year over Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and boxers Canelo Alvarez, Roman Gonzales and Gennady Golovkin.

Former Bantamweight champion Holly Holm was voted over Ronda Rousey in Upset of the Year category. The Preacher’s Daughter gave The Rowdy Ronda Rousey her first loss at UFC 193 last November 2015 by a Knock Out (head kick).

Their awards were nominated on by fans in an opened online voting .

The Biggest Upset in UFC History

There was a lot of excitement and questions going into UFC 193.  The promotion had high expectations for their biggest star, Ronda Rousey.   The plan was to make history by: 
– Having the first UFC Event headlined by two women’s title fights
– Breaking the attendance record with 70,000 fans
– Breaking the live gate record set in Canada at UFC 129 St. Pierre VS Shield

Media and fans alike were waiting in anticipation to see if the UFC can accomplish these goals. The promotional videos leading up to the event mainly focused on Ronda Rousey. They showcased her cross over appeal by featuring Hollywood celebrities giving their praise to Rousey. 
Amidst all of this it seemed like it was a given that Rousey would come out victorious, it was just a matter of how she will finish the fight and how quickly it would happen. 

Holly Holm and her team in Albuquerque, New Mexico had other plans.
While the UFC marketing engine and MMA media were building up this event and almost dismissing the possibility of Holly Holm winning, the Jackson Winklejohn team was building another future champion. The result was a sharp, perfectly conditioned confident fighter in Holly Holm.  
“The Preachers Daughter” showed poise, foot work, high level striking and wrestling.  She executed the perfect game plan come fight night and dominated the former champ Ronda Rousey.    In the first round of the fight Holly Holm surprised everyone dominating Rousey on their feet, defending her takedowns and even landing her own takedown.   

Rousey was clearly hurt at the end of the first round and it was obvious to everyone watching that she had lost the first round.  At this point the first round she had ever lost in her MMA career. 
As the second round started Holm continued to show amazing “Octagon Control”, she dictated where the fight will go and when they would engage.  At one point Ronda shot-in for a takedown and Holm smoothly moved out of the way making Rousey look amateur.  This was not the Ronda Rousey everyone was used to seeing, she was being dominated and the fight was not even close! 

Everyone was in shock! UFC commentator Joe Rogan was baffled saying “her hands are down and her chin is up.”  A few moments later the kick heard around the world happened! After a scramble, as Rousey was getting up, Holly Holm threw her signature head-kick and it landed perfectly on the neck and chin of her opponent. Rousey dropped to the canvas and Holm followed up with punches until the referee stopped the fight. 

We are definitely entering a new era in the UFC. Dominant champions we are familiar with such as Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and now Ronda Rousey have fallen.  New champs have emerged like Fabricio Verdum, Rafael Dos Anjos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and now Holly Holm.

These types of fights are great for the sport. This is what makes Fight Sports exciting!
“Great fighters take risks and take on all challengers in their prime. The losses in their record are evidence of this, and these losses do not take away from their greatness.” – Oscar Dela Hoya (Boxing Hall of Famer)

Answered prayer for " The Preacher’s Daughter"

And the new!! UFC women’s bantamweight champion!

Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm






Holy Holmes just shocked the MMA World by dethroning the heavy favorite and the 6th time champion Ronda Rousey.

The stunning performance happened in front of 56,214   fans Inside the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. As per the record this is thus far the highest gate attendance recorded in the history of UFC.

Just like what I have mentioned in my previous article back in Aug.
“I can’t think of anybody else in the UFC women’s division other than Joanna Jedrzejzyk who can put up a good stand up fight against Holly Holm”

Not to take anything away from Ronda Rousey who had defended the belt 6th time, Holly Holm striking skill set is on a different level.
Ronda approaches the fight with relentless pressure as if she is on a mission trying to prove everybody that she is not a one dimensional fighter.
  
She kept coming forward and did not prioritize her ultimate game plan of taking her opponent down and finishing by a submission.
On the other hand, Holly Holm is perfectly executing her game plan all throughout the fight; Keeping her distance and being elusive.
At some point in the 1st round Ronda was able to take holm down but failed to finish her.
Holm went back to business the moment they went back standing, landing some kicks and punches
She also took advantage of the rare opportunity to take Ronda Rousey down.
Ronda ended the 1st round with heavy breathing and bloody nose.
The 2nd round; Ronda Rouse still confidently putting pressure on the challenger until Holm landed a clean left straight that put Ronda in unstable position then followed by a high kick that knocked  Ronda Rousey down.
The slowmo replay shows that Rousey looks sort of unconscious for about 2-3 seconds when she hit the floor but Herb Dean didn’t stop it there and Holy Holm quickly made sure that it’s over by landing a strike and a hammer fist.
The side and oblique kicks and the elbow strike remind me of her teammate, the Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
While the footwork and the cardio play a big role in this historical fight; we must give credit to Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA Academy for preparing Holly Holmes for the biggest fight of her MMA career.

Indeed it’s an answered prayer for ” The Preacher’s Daughter”


Holly Holm dominated Rousey! Highlights all over the place

Holly Holm dominated Rousey!

Ronda Rousey had become too confident and in the end she paid for it dearly. Holly Holm a boxer did what she had to do and she executed the plan perfectly boxing and standing up against the obviously too confident Rousey. It was the perfect ending and a start of a new era in women’s MMA.

Check out the number of highlights,

No touching gloves

Ultimate “Rowdy” question for the “The Preacher’s daughter”

Check out this video of Holly “the Preacher’s daughter “Holm and Jon Jones doing a light boxing sparring. 

MMA fans were surprised when the champion Ronda Rousey herself announced on Aug 21st that she will be fighting Holly Holm instead of Miesha Tate.


Holly Holm got a clean record of 9-0 in MMA and an impressive 33-2-3 in Boxing and 2-1 in Kick Boxing.

I can’t think of anybody else in the UFC women’s division other than Joanna Jedrzejzyk who can put up a good stand up fight against Holly Holm.

Everybody knows what “The Preacher’s daughter” is capable of, and now the “Ultimate question “is, can she survive the elite level ground game of the Champ Ronda Rousey?

Not to jump on Joe Rogan’s bandwagon, but I can agree with him that it might be a little too soon to see the fight between Holm and Rousey.

 I believe that Holly Holm has a potential to be a future contender or a champion perhaps. However I thought 2 more fights would have been a great build up for her.


Oh well, it is an MMA fight and it’s always been unpredictable. You can’t really guarantee that because she doesn’t have yet that elite ground game like Rousey has she will never win.  

Who knows she might connect those precise and calculated striking and of course let us all not forget that she trains in Jackson-Winkeljohn MM Academy  one of the best if not the best training camp in the world headed by Greg Jackson 2010 “ Coach of the year “ .


It’s a long way to go for both fighters. The Champ sure has enough time to sharpen her improving striking game while the contender is honing her ground game.


On Jan. 2-UFC 195, let us all see “The Preacher’s daughter” will answer theUltimate Rowdy question”
                                  
          The champ is known for the armbar and judo throw but hey!  Check this out!