(SL) – After giving Ronda Rousey the vicious beatdown that stripped the untouchable fighter of her title and almost made her leave the UFC ring for good, Holly Holm has been a fraction of herself. She’s Racked up back to back losses since rising to boxing fame, after getting the business from Shevchenko at UFC Chicago.
Holm, 34, was the favorite going in but Shevchenko walked out with the victory making a rebound from losing the UFC championship to Miesha Tate in March out of reach.
All three judges unanimously picked Shevchenko as the clear winner. Holm had losing scores of 49-46 from all of the judges.
However, for Shevchenko it was a nice bounce-back considering her trainer was shot in the abdomen by armed robbers while they ate at a chicken restaurant in Lima, Peru two months ago.
A Look At The Fight
Holm knocked Shevchenko to the mat with a quick hook early in the first round but Shevchenko quickly got back to her feet. and in round two managed to take Holm down.
In the third round, Shevchenko got in a few jabs and then caught Holm’s leg on a kick attempt and took her down. And then brutally pounded Holm’s face after another takedown in which she kept Holm on the mat for the rest of the round.
Shevchenko is now in the mix to contend for the women’s bantamweight title at 135 pounds that is currently held by Amanda Nunes, who she lost to in March at UFC 196. Nunes dismantled Tate for the belt at UFC 200.
Nunes may not fight Shevchenko though implying in a tweet that she was not ready. To that, Shevchenko says Nunes is scared.
No word yet on who Holm will fight next.
(SL) – It looks like Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel won’t face any discipline after a roadside incident with his girlfriend that could’ve ended terribly.
Reportedly, Manziel and Colleen Crowley got into an argument in October while the former Heisman Trophy winner was driving on an interstate west of Cleveland. The incident led to the Brown’s QB crossing over several lanes of traffic and exiting the highway.
Police eventually pulled them over and questioned the couple. However, no arrests were made, and no charges were pressed. Crowley emerged from the scene with an abrasion on her arm, which police determined as a result of her trying to exit the vehicle while it was moving and Manziel preventing her from doing so.
Manziel was recently named as the starting QB for Cleveland. He threw for 372 yards and a touchdown and had a team-high 17 rushing yards in Sunday’s road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.
Nate Ulrich from the Akron Beat Journal posted the NFL’s official statement on his twitter page.
Manziel released a statement referencing the league’s decision not to discipline him, via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
I appreciate the NFL’s diligence and discretion in reviewing a situation that was both personal and embarrassing. Colleen and I cooperated fully with the NFL’s process and completely support their goals of making sure that every family under their umbrella is safer and more secure. I’m grateful that the review was so thorough and fair that there should be no question left in the public mind about what actually happened. I’m looking forward to focusing my energies on our start against the Ravens and bringing in a win for our fans in Cleveland.