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Title: Holm finishes Correia with vicious head kick KO at UFC in Singapore
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Published: Jun 17, 2017
Author: Damon Martin
Post Date: 2017-06-17 22:15:53 by BTP Holdings
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Holm finishes Correia with vicious head kick KO at UFC in Singapore


Damon Martin

10 hrs ago

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Holly Holm knew her back was up against a wall after losing three straight fights in the UFC.

It had been a roller coaster ride for Holm after she became an overnight sensation with a second-round knockout against Ronda Rousey in 2015, but she failed to capture that same level of success in her past few fights.

Still, Holm had faced nothing but the best fighters in the world during that stretch so she knew that with a few minor adjustments, she could get back to the top of her division.

A third-round knockout against former title contender Bethe Correia definitely did the trick as Holm returned to form on Saturday in Singapore. It was an emotional win for Holm while also earning her second head-kick knockout in the UFC.

While Correia is typically the aggressor in her fights, she sat back on her heels a little more in the opening round while trying to avoid the counter striking from Holm.

Holm still landed the better strikes as she made an adjustment in her game plan to begin stepping forward with a series of strikes and kicks that started to find a home as the round moved forward.

It was a slow moving opening round with only nine significant strikes landed between the two fighters . The lack of activity continued into the second round, which forced referee Marc Goddard to actually pause the fight to issue warnings to both fighters for timidity.

“I respect the game plan and what you’re trying to do but you have to make something happen,” Goddard told Holm and Correia during the break.

Unfortunately not much changed for the remainder of the round outside of Holm opening up with another solid kick while Correia countered with a body lock against the cage before the horn sounded.

As the third round got underway, Holm stayed patient in her strategy to not allow Correia to turn the fight into a brawl, which is exactly the kind of fight she would prefer.

It all paid off just after Correia smiled and taunted Holm by putting her hands in the air while trying to motion the former women’s bantamweight champion to come after her.

Holm responded by unleashing a beautifully timed kick that started low before exploding up high to blast Correia with her shin landing directly across the face. Correia crumbled to the canvas where Holm landed one more punch for good measure as the Brazilian dropped to the mat as the referee jumped in between them to call a stop to the contest.

The end came at 1:09 into the third round.

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Poster Comment:

If in doubt, knock out.

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