Rousey announces Holm fight for UFC 195

August 21, 2015

Ronda Rousey announced her next opponent on ABC’s Good Morning America Friday Morning. In a surprise, Rousey announced that she would be facing Holly Holm at UFC 195 on January 2nd.

The news is a bit of a swerve considering most, including Rousey, post-UFC 190 believed she would be facing Miesha Tate in December at UFC 194. However, Rousey delivered the news on GMA.

“She is definitely my biggest challenge to date so I’m super excited about it,” Rousey told GMA.

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Holm was a much heralded pickup for the UFC and many believed she would be groomed to face Rousey someday.  That day is coming sooner than most expected.

Payout Perspective:

Holm is an attractive opponent for Rousey in more ways than one. While many will not believe Rousey’s claim that she is the “biggest challenge” to date (rather the next challenge), Holm has a boxing background that might pose some problems for Rousey’s straight ahead style of standup. If nothing else, there’s the proverbial “puncher’s chance” that Rousey might be caught with a punch. Of course, the actual marketing of the fight will help as well. Holm has a good backstory and is appealing. While looks should not be factored into selling a fight, with women’s MMA it is even though people do not want to admit it. As opposed to UFC 190, there will be a portion of fans that will want to see this fight not only for Rousey but also for Holm.

It should be mentioned that Rousey’s announcement happened on ABC’s Good Morning America instead of ESPN. It’s clear that this is targeting women and the casual fan. One would also think that this is a way to introduce Rousey to more mainstream industry executives that could place here in movies. Perhaps a Disney Captain Marvel role for Rousey in the future?

42 Responses to “Rousey announces Holm fight for UFC 195”

  1. d on August 21st, 2015 10:01 AM

    Another huge fight lined up for the UFC……boxing trolls self destructing. HAHAHAHAHA!!

  2. saldathief on August 21st, 2015 10:58 AM

    bahahaha all we see on every mma website is Rousey!!! how sad and pathetic for all the men that made the sport. What a load of dog shit the ufc and mma has become!! Rousey fighting another makeup girl hahahah

  3. saldathief on August 21st, 2015 10:59 AM

    D bragging about some twat that is all the UFC has now, how pathetic is that bahahah

  4. Pink Pig on August 21st, 2015 1:08 PM

    LOLz. Pathetic to see how MMA fans put so much into this gimmick.

  5. tops E on August 21st, 2015 2:00 PM

    Rousey brand is bigger than the ufc hahahahaha…its bigger than record spending ufc marketing mcgregor in 189….they want holly holm to mention boxing again….hahahaha….watch rousey talk more about ufc pay

  6. tops E on August 21st, 2015 2:06 PM

    Fertita said teenage girls watched rousey last fight now theyre marketing to good morning america for women audience hahahaha…anything for a buck…alienate hardcore fans for money to pay the loan…..

  7. d on August 21st, 2015 3:11 PM

    Look at all the boxing homos squirm. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    1M + BUYS!!!! Eat it morons.

  8. joe on August 21st, 2015 4:21 PM

    Rousey v Holm alone won’t get 1mm buys…

    She’s gonna need a strong undercard

  9. Saldathief on August 21st, 2015 4:27 PM

    Next up ufc ring boys bahahahaha pink cage canvas, pink reebok gear for all bahahahha. Shows how thin mma fans are to suport this kind of garbage. They will fall for and follow any new gimmick . Is this a real sport anymore?? Haha

  10. JF on August 21st, 2015 5:11 PM

    @ Joe UFC 190 got close to 1million buys with next to no undercard.

  11. d on August 21st, 2015 5:49 PM

    Joe, not only did 190 not have a strong undercard, it had Rousey against a no named opponent at a bad time of the year. Now, she has another big named opponent in January with Weidman-Rockhold as the co main event. No way this goes under 1m buys.

  12. d on August 21st, 2015 5:54 PM

    *Weidman-Rockhold is on the 194 card*

    Still doesn’t matter that fight’s going over 1m.

  13. saldathief on August 21st, 2015 6:17 PM

    so where are the dave numbers for 189 190??? hmmmm All this according to the ufc numbers are complete bullshit!!!!!! D popping his pussy once again!!

  14. mmaguru on August 21st, 2015 6:34 PM

    Tate made a lot more sense from a competitive perspective, but you could put Ronda against anyone and she will bring in the viewers. Holms provides something fresh, I suppose. I don’t agree with Dana when he says “Everyone’s already seen that fight” about Tate. Most of the new eyes watching Ronda probably haven’t seen either of the previous fights.

    Maybe we are going to see Tate versus Cyborg at catch weight in the UFC in preparation for the match most hardcore fans really want to see with Ronda and Cyborg.

  15. mmaguru on August 21st, 2015 6:44 PM

    For the conspirators out there, we could also blame Tate for being outspoken about the Reebok deal 🙂

  16. tops E on August 21st, 2015 6:47 PM

    Hahahaha…yeah ufc fanboys will now watch ppv with theyre mom hahahahaha….and kid sis…..john mcartney will say…You go girls!!

  17. BrainSmasher on August 21st, 2015 6:55 PM

    This is a easy fight for Rousey. Holm doesn’t commit to her strikes. She is a point striker. In other words if everything goes right for her she scores a lot of points and fights for 25 minutes. At some point she will get takendown. You cant strike like she does and have success verses Rousey. NOt only will Rousey get her down. I think she will win some of the striking exchanges.

  18. d on August 21st, 2015 8:21 PM

    Saldaqueer incoherently ranting again.

  19. joe on August 21st, 2015 8:31 PM

    D calling Holm a “big named opponent’ shows that you’re delusional.

  20. saldathief on August 21st, 2015 9:31 PM

    @ Joe, D and all the moron ufc girls believe whatever Dana says, so yea In that respect Holm or whatever the fuck her name is, is a worthy opponent bahahahaha
    D going full skirt and dress girl now, rallying around Rousey, how sad and pathetic. The Gracie’s are scrathing thier heads bahahahahahaha

  21. saldathief on August 21st, 2015 9:39 PM

    Here is a glimpse as to what a POS Dana is hahah wait till the discovery comes out

    http://www.mmamania.com/2015/8/21/9189959/former-ufc-fighter-accuses-dana-white-and-lorenzo-fertitta-of-forcing

  22. Combo on August 21st, 2015 9:52 PM

    The bxing industry wishes it could produce both male and female superstars like the UFC.

  23. d on August 21st, 2015 10:43 PM

    Joe, just because you are an idiot that isn’t aware of reality, doesn’t make people who make accurate statements, “delusional”. Nothing you’ve said so far on this site is even remotely correct.

    Holm is a big name. Much bigger than Bethe Correira who along with Rousey did 900k buys in an off month.

    Weren’t you the one claiming 2m buys or bust for Aldo-McGregor? And I’m the one who is delusional?

  24. d on August 21st, 2015 10:43 PM

    Sal foaming at the mouth again.

  25. Tops E on August 21st, 2015 11:36 PM

    Fertita cnbc interview “We’re already seeing it. We’re getting exposure now— or she’s getting exposure now, in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Vogue. Those aren’t the typical news outlets that would necessarily cover the Ultimate Fighting Championship. So she’s breaking down those barriers and bringing a whole new group of fans that want to watch her fight. We’ve heard of fourteen year old girls getting together and having UFC parties to watch her fight.”..

    ….hahahaha fourteen yr old girls hahahaha UFC= Justin bieber ,Mickey mouse club etc….hope all of them show up live with pink shirts with they’re mothers…..

  26. d on August 22nd, 2015 4:50 AM

    Tops equals Caitlin Jenner.

  27. joe on August 22nd, 2015 8:21 AM

    Lol. Holly Holm is just as unknown to ppl as Jessica Eye, Betch Corriea, and that woman she beat in 14 seconds.

    Also, despite the hype UFC tried to create for her when she got signed…she’s looked VERY underwhelming in her 2 fights and no one thinks she’s a threat.

    Holm herself said she needed more fights before being ready.

    JoJo and Ronda alone shouldn’t equal 1mm PPVs…but.I don’t know shit about the way feminists spend their money so maybe it will..

  28. saldathief on August 22nd, 2015 9:15 AM

    D wears a dress and panties now bahahahha the go rousey crowed is growing hahahahahah

  29. Tops E on August 22nd, 2015 1:25 PM

    Oprah,the view, UFC……hahahaha….preflight will be all about the fighters ” feelings” hahaha

  30. d on August 22nd, 2015 2:00 PM

    “Lol. Holly Holm is just as unknown to ppl as Jessica Eye, Betch Corriea, and that woman she beat in 14 seconds.”

    To an idiot who doesn’t know anything about the sport maybe. Why the hell do you think Holm was leveraging the UFC initially in contract negotiations. She wasn’t cheap you idiot. She is the biggest named woman fighter outside of Rousey and Carano. Who cares if she is overrated? That has nothing to do with her ability to sell a fight.

    You don’t know shit about anything related to this subject, that’s the true point about all of this.

    1m buys….deal with it!

  31. d on August 22nd, 2015 2:01 PM

    Sal draws inspiration from the tranny boxing promoter and his stable of gay fighters. Sal is a human mangina.

  32. joe on August 22nd, 2015 2:16 PM

    D, please stop pretending that Holly Holm is a big name.

    She, by no metric, is.

    She is also not very good in the cage.

    Whether this fight sells will rest heavily on if the UFC can convince feminists to buy into it

  33. d on August 22nd, 2015 9:12 PM

    Joe, you are a feminist, who knows nothing about mma or the UFC, yet will watch that fight.

  34. joe on August 22nd, 2015 10:11 PM

    Lol…I guess you gave up on pretending that Holly Holm was a big name

  35. d on August 23rd, 2015 5:27 AM

    Na, just gave up on attempting to reason with an idiot.

  36. The Greatest on August 23rd, 2015 9:19 AM

    “1m buys….deal with it!”
    Said D.

    Funny cuz thats what u said for UFC 189 and 190 and both were under “1m buys…..deal with it!”

  37. d on August 23rd, 2015 1:04 PM

    No I didn’t you stupid fucking idiot.

    If we look at your predictions, you are batting about .00000000001 %. Literally nearly every prediction you’ve made was completely wrong and then on top of it, when the evidence comes out that proves you wrong, you continue to deny it and rant more like the freak you are.

  38. The Greatest on August 23rd, 2015 1:30 PM

    No, you didn’t even predict that.
    You claimed both went over 1m after the ppv event occurred because you’re a moron and went off bogus info. Even after I told you 189 did you screamed that it did 1m, and of course you were wrong.

    Deal with it

  39. The Greatest on August 23rd, 2015 1:31 PM

    No, you didn’t even predict that.
    You claimed both went over 1m after the ppv event occurred because you’re a moron and went off bogus info. Even after I told you 189 didn’t**, you screamed that it did 1m, and of course you were wrong.

    Deal with it

  40. d on August 23rd, 2015 2:13 PM

    You are a fucking retard who can’t read. I never ever said prior to the ppvs that those two would go over 1m buys. Go find a fucking quote you retarded idiot. You should investigate what the word prediction means and then follow up by comprehending what at estimation is, you colossal moron.

    Ever statement/prediction/figure you present ever is always false. You lie, create delusions in your brain, and spout out nonsense 24-7 on here. You are a mentally ill freak who needs medication desperately.

    Don’t make me break out your predictions for these events because they are so far off and absurd.

  41. The Greatest on August 23rd, 2015 9:37 PM

    “d on August 23rd, 2015 2:13 PM

    You are a fucking retard who can’t read. I never ever said prior to the ppvs that those two would go over 1m buys.”

    Are you reading what Im saying? I said you claimed AFTER the event that they did 1m ppvs, even when I gave you Metzlers numbers for it being around 800k, you still yelled it was 1m.
    And of course it wasn’t.

  42. d on August 24th, 2015 6:23 AM

    “Funny cuz thats what u said for UFC 189 and 190 and both were under “1m buys…..deal with it!”

    You were implying here that it was prior fuck face.

    Also, I did not tell you after Meltzer updated his numbers it was still 1m. Go find the quote- you can’t because you are a fucking retard.

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