This isn't meant to disrespect Robert Whittaker; he fought a good fight, but Hall's reluctance to throw punches and tendency to turn his back whenever he was hit created a losing posture. A perfectly placed front kick to the face turns the head of Letourneau, who turns back toward Jedrzejczyk in a daze. Hall fires another wheel kick, then eats a left hook. Martinez shoots in after taking a leg kick and again brings Vaculik to the mat. They trade knees in the clinch. Halfway through the final period now, and Montgomery is keeping Kelly at bay with jabs and one-twos.
There's no reason to bore you any further with more punchless details. Steve Kennedy via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 R3 5:00 vs. The Dutch giant flashes a high front kick and gets a kick back on his lead leg. Solid exchanges at close range until the bell. Struve manages to spin out and make space.
Martinez scrapes him off and puts his back on the ground, now inside the final minute of the round. Whittaker attacks aggressively from the start, winging some punches at Hall and particular a right hand that connects well. Low kick by the American. Right to the body by the Super Samoan. Solid rights by Rousey on the break. Front kick up the middle from Jedrzejczyk, then a pair of right hands.
Fight Pass hiccups, and when it's back, Zafir's on his back getting pounded out. Rousey is bleeding from the nose as Holm continues to tag her with counters. Rosholt took Struve to the ground in every round, keeping the lanky striker from generating offense. Matthews goes nuts with punches from guard until the end of the round. He's pretty close to sneaking through into full mount.
Hall by unanimous decision 30-27 x2, 29-28 Jared Rosholt vs. Herb Dean tells Rosholt to work from side control. Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub noted a club that currently has a membership of one in the new champion: marcos villegas heyitsmarcosv hollyholm becomes first athlete to win a major boxing world title and a mma world title. Hall comes off the fence and gives chase with another head kick, a jumping knee. Letourneau would give the champion her toughest battle to date but still it was not enough.
Kelly spins him to the mat against the fence. According to , Holm opened the fight as a 33-4 underdog. But damn that's alot to take on. Montgomery cracks him with a left cross and another set of punches. Of course, her desire to take some time off might be necessary to get back to being the force she was before her fight with Holm. Jedrzejczyk isn't getting hit as often when the trade, lands another low kick.
Holly Holm -- Holm def. Though his tape showed more of a brawling style, Kelly proved he had some other tricks up his sleeve. Round 3: Low kick from the champ as Letourneau throws punches. Moontasri switches to southpaw and throws a left high kick. Vas backs him off with straight punches, then gets bowled over by a double-leg.
Stefan Struve via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 R3 5:00 vs. Holm has done it, and it looks as though even she can hardly believe it. Kennedy looks to set up a rear naked choke. Matthews continuing to smash up Arreola with elbows; Arreola can't control his posture. Rosholt is nearly swept out of side control, but he uses a rear waistlock to keep hold as Struve scrambles to his feet and then drags him back to the ground.
Two more heavy low kicks. Whittaker is bleeding around the nose. The Official Result Holly Holm def. On the ground, Vaculik lands a series of elbows to the head from the bottom. She had already proved to be the superior striker. Jedrzejczyk reverses to take the outside position, then disengages and comes back to the center of the cage.
Nguyen changed his focus from strikes to a chase for the rear-naked choke. Low kick by Jedrzejczyk, then a glancing front kick. He connects with a couple right hands as Vaculik stands. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jedrzejczyk Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jedrzejczyk Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Jedrzejczyk Round 5 Letourneau goes back to the body kick as the final round begins, while Jedrzejczyk presses forward, mixing up her strikes to the body and head. Whittaker's looking for the Superman punch quite a bit.