So many similarities to the Ronda Rousey situation…

Today saw UFC Fight Night 111 go down in Singapore, with a female bantamweight clash in the main event. Former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm returned to 135 pounds after an unsuccessful attempt at the featherweight belt.

Hoping to get past the disappointment of her lacklustre affair against Germaine De Randamie, Holm faced former title challenger Bethe Correia. The Brazilian faced Ronda Rousey in one of her last octagon performances, before Holm sent ‘Rowdy’ to the pasture with a brutal head kick.

Although the pre-fight was a lot different, Correia’s antics in the octagon against Holm were cocky at times.

Holm Crushes Correia

Starting out with a measure approach, the action between Holm and Correia was slow going. After a warning from referee Marc Goddard in round two, ‘The Preacher’s daughter’ turned up the volume.

Coming in to round three, Holm wanted to get that finish. Correia dropped her hands, and made beckoning gestures for Holm to engage. Engage she did, and the devastating finish that followed was almost identical to the Rousey head kick:

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Holm is back in the game after this crazy knockout in Singapore. Here’s the full UFC Fight Night 111 results:

UFC Fight Night 111 Results

Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia — Holm def. Correia by KO (head kick and punch) at 1:09 of Round Three
Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura — Tybura def. Arlovski by unanimous decision (29-28, 28-27, 29-27)
Colby Covington vs. Dong Hyun Kim — Covington def. Kim by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine — dos Anjos def. Saffiedine by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Takanori Gomi vs. Jon Tuck — Tuck def. Gomi by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:12 of Round One
Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris — Harris def. Asker by TKO (punches and elbows) at 1:44 of Round One
Alex Caceres vs. Rolando Dy — Caceres def. Dy by TKO (injury) at 5:00 of Round Two
Ulka Sasaki vs. Justin Scoggins — Sasaki def. Scoggins by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:19 of Round Two
Frank Camacho vs. Li Jingliang — Li def. Camacho by unanimous decision (29-27, 28-27, 29-27)
Russell Doane vs. Kwan Ho Kwak — Doane def. Kwak by TKO (punches) at 4:09 of Round One
Carls John de Tomas vs. Naoki Inoue — Inoue def. de Tomas by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Ji Yeon Kim vs. Lucie Pudilova — Pudilova def. Kim by unanimous decision (29-28 x2)

Holm Interview

During an interview with Sportskeeda, Holm discussedGermaine De Randamie:

Q: The decision for your last fight with Germaine de Randamie was very controversial. You even appealed the decision unsuccessfully. What are your thoughts on that?

When it comes down to it, I just need to make it happen and leave it to the judges’ scorecards. Next time I just need to make it clearer for the judges. The last fight is still the last fight though. Now I have Bethe Correia in front of me. That’s all I’m thinking about.

Q: What’s your opinion on Germaine de Randamie? Her manager said that Germaine won’t fight. What are your thoughts on that?

I think that she should definitely step up and take a fight. Obviously, Cyborg has been using performance enhancers and had a couple of red flags along the way as well. For me, I don’t really waste my time on another situation. I have my own career, my own fight ahead of me. I don’t waste a lot of energy on somebody else’s decisions.

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