Video: Holly Holm shocks the world and Ronda Rousey with devastating headkick knockout
The golden girl of mixed martial arts Ronda Rousey was hospitalised last night after succumbing to a second round knockout at the hands of undefeated Holly Holm during UFC193 at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
The defeat for Rousey is being viewed as one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport.
Holm fought cleverly as she continually picked off Rousey with precision shots as the champion chased her around the octagon in the first round.
Blood was already streaming when Holm delivered the knockout blow, a stunning kick to the head that left Rousey sprawling.
Reacting to her victory, Holm said: "I can't even explain how blessed I am and how fortunate that I have such a great team that believes in me.
"You know, just walking out there... it's us anyway. We're the ones doing it. I'm the one that has to fight and they're the ones that are giving me the advice and that's what it comes down to.
"It doesn't matter what odds are on paper or what's happened before. It matters what happens that moment."
UFC president Dana White confirmed at the post fight press conference that Rousey was taken to hospital after the bout needing stitches in her lip.
"Her lip was split in half in half right, so they had to sew it, took her and transported her," White said.
Here is how Holly Holm did it: