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UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Knocked Out by Holly Holm in Stunning Upset

... the challenger snapped a massive kick to the head that instantly dropped her opponent to the canvas.

(L-R) Holly Holm lands a left-high kick against Ronda Rousey in the second round of their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Holly Holm pulled off a stunning upset victory over Ronda Rousey in UFC 193, knocking out the women's bantamweight champion in the second round with a powerful kick to the head Sunday.

(L-R) Holly Holm lands a left-high kick against Ronda Rousey in the second round of their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The fight started at a frenetic pace with Holm landing some powerful shots to the unbeaten Rousey's head, leaving the frustrated champion with a bloodied nose at the end of the first round.

Ronda Rousey of the United States (R) and Holly Holm of the United States compete in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Rousey attempted to dominate the second round, pushing Holm around the ring until the challenger snapped a massive kick to the head that instantly dropped her opponent to the canvas.

Holly Holm (L) punches Ronda Rousey (C) in the second round of their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout as referee Herb Dean (R) looks on during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Holm dived on the prone Rousey, delivering several blows to her head before the referee intervened. An ecstatic Holm jumped around the ring as Rousey received medical treatment.

Ronda Rousey of the United States receives medical treatment after being defeated by Holly Holm of the United States in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Here's a clip of how it all went down:

This story has been updated.

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