Tidbit #1: Only 1 of Holly's previous opponents has a winning record. None of her other opponents possesses a winning record.
Tidbit #2: Only 1 of Holly's previous opponents even has a Wiki page, most of them are unranked scrubs. Yet Ronda fought the likes of Ediane Gomes, Sarah D'Alelio and Julia Budd in the early stages of her MMA career.
So who's the one padding their record, Ronda or Holly?
Tidbit #3: Holly's most recent opponent (Juliana Werner) lasted nearly 5 full rounds with Holly -- even though she's basically an unranked scrub. Holly also couldn't knock out Juliana with a punch (needed a headkick).
If an unranked scrub can go 5 rounds with Holm and still not be knocked out by a punch from this feared boxer, then how can Holly KO Ronda with a punch?
Tidbit #4: Holly's 2nd most recent opponent (Angela Hayes) lasted 3 full rounds with Holly and lost by DECISION -- even though she's basically an unranked scrub.
Yet the media is hyping Holly Holm as some sort of power puncher who can keep Ronda at bay with her feared boxing.
Tidbit #5: Most of Holly's MMA stoppages have come from kicks, knees or body shots. Holly has not shown one punch KO power against any of her opponents -- even though most of them are unranked scrubs.
If Holly can't KO Ronda during the first exchange then she can't prevent the clinch.
Tidbit #6: Holly's fight videos demonstrate that her clinch game is rudimentary and average. Her fight with Katie Merrill in Bellator is a good example. Katie Merrill charged forward like a bull and Holly couldn't prevent the clinch, she just backed up and let Merrill get the clinch. She could not dominate Merrill in the clinch either, it was a fairly even clinch game.
*If Katie Merrill (an unranked scrub) can clinch like that with Holm, then Ronda would toss her within seconds without any effort.
I just don't understand why Holm is given praise for fighting scrubs and letting a couple of them last nearly the whole fight, while not being able to stop any of them in round #1.
Yet Ronda's early fights were against top tier women that got stopped in less than 1 minute.
Holly's opponents are listed below:
(Lasted nearly 5 full rounds with Holm, KO'd in round #5 by headkick)
(Lasted 3 full rounds with Holm, lost by Decision)
(Lasted 1.5 rounds with Holm, TKO'd halfway thru round #2 with knees)
(lasted 1.5 rounds with Holm, KO'd halfway thru round #2 by headkick)
(Lasted 1.5 rounds with Holm, TKO'd halfway thru round #2 with a body shot)
(Lasted nearly 3 full rounds with Holm, TKO'd via kick in round #3)
(Lasted nearly 2 full rounds with Holm, TKO'd via kick in round #2)