Ronda Rousey came on the fighting scene as a tough woman that instilled fear in her opponents. Winning her matches leading up to her face off with Holly, left no doubt in the minds of her fans that she would win, but of course she lost. No one expected that. It was the biggest upset in the fighting arena.
Ronda Rousey has recently transcended the world of UFC and become a pop culture icon and inspiration to women everywhere due to her (seemingly) unbreakable winning streak and charactaristic timely knockouts. Holly Holm has now shattered the aura of invincibility that Rousey has been eminating to the rest of the world, shocking millions of fans and supporters. Her defeat was not only the defeat of a UFC champion, but the defeat of a pop culture icon and will be remembered as so; the mark Rousey's downfall leaves on pop culture solidifies the event firmly in UFC memory.
Ronda Rousey is known as the female Mike Tyson. Ronda Rousey is a very competitive UFC competitor. She had the highest chances of winning between her and Holly Holm. But, Ronda's lost upsetted the whole world. Because of much betting in Ronda, many people lost their money. This has caused the world to think as her lost to Holly Holm as the biggest shame in UFS history.
This was a huge upset. But Rousey entered the UFC in 2013. She has defeated and defended her belt 6 times before she met Holly Holm.
Anderson Silva went undefeated for 7 years. Defending his belt a total of 10 times before meeting Chris Weidman. This is just one example of a fight where a major underdog beat someone who seemed invincible.
Vegas odds may have made Ronda a huge favorite, but when looking at the fight stylistically was a lot closer than was shown on paper. When a fight where there was a huge upset is fresh in our minds, it's easy to have the mentality that it may be the biggest upset in history. People will also get distracted by the star power of Ronda. Seeing her face everywhere, she seemed to be the face of the UFC. But when all of the hype crashes, it seems more devastating than it actually was.
Ronda Rousey may be the UFC female flavor of the month, but not so long ago Gina Carano was the untouchable UFC hero. Carano was a Brazilian Jujitsu master. She was named the face of women's MMA. The match against Cris "Cyborg" Santos was supposed to be a big one, but many people still thought Carano could take the Cyorg.
Carano getting knocked out in the first round was enough of an embarrassment and upset that she hasn't been back in the ring since. I've read speculation that Rousey faces at least 6 months of recovery time after her defeat by Holm. Who knows what will happen when she's healed, maybe a grudge match, maybe she'll walk away from the game. But to call this the biggest UFC upset to date? No way.