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When UFC 193, which would mark the organization’s eighth trip to Australia, was first announced, the country’s legions of fight fans expected to see a welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit. When injuries nixed those plans, however, they ended up with a very different, and ultimately very historic card.
The evening’s headlining honors were given to UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and undefeated challenger, Holly Holm. The co-main event spot, meanwhile, was held by UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Valerie Letourneau, making this the first UFC card ever headlined by a pair of women’s title fights. This, however, is not why the card will be remembered.
In the end, it would mark the fall of an MMA icon.
Elsewhere on the card, we were treated to action in six of the UFC’s male divisions, featuring legends, prospects, and journeymen alike. And when all was said and done, the card delivered as a good one. Packed to the edges with stoppages, wars and of course, upsets, it’s one we won’t be forgetting any time soon.
Here’s a recap of the action for those who missed it.
The Main Card:
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