UFC 196: A Night Of Upsets
Opening up with a handful of very painfully hard to watch under card fights, UFC 196 looked as if it was going to be another overly hyped, waste of money. That was until The co-main event between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate took center stage.
Now lets be honest pretty much all of us out there envisioned Holm's retaining her title, especially after the way she manhandled former champ Ronda Rousey. For those of you who say you knew it, you are all pretty much full of s**t. The only people going for Tate were those who are Rousey fans but even those people truly believed Holm's would win.
Unfortunately For Holm's it was Tate's ground game that got the best of her. Tate was able to apply a "rear naked choke hold" on Holm's in the 5th round to become the new UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.
Little did we know, the UFC 196 pay per view event, still had a very big surprise in store for fight fans. Like the co-main event many really believed one certain person was going to win, despite what they say now, we all know they are full of it. I like many, wanted Nate Diaz but the truth is Connor McGregor was a heavy favorite and I just didn't think Diaz would actually pull it off.
However, Diaz landed some heavy shots and was able to get McGregor on the ground and ultimately getting a submission by a "rear-naked choke hold."
This is definitely not how McGregor wanted to remember his debut in the welterweight division. Back to the little kid weights for you, my friend.