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Ronda Rousey hospitalised after shock UFC defeat

Holly Holm lands a punch on Ronda Rousey's jaw
Holly Holm lands a punch on Ronda Rousey's jaw

UFC star Ronda Rousey has suffered a shock first defeat to Holly Holm in Melbourne.

Rousey had to be transported to hospital following a brutal knock-out by Holm in their Women's Bantamweight contest.

Holm knocked out Rousey in the second round of their fight at the Etihad Stadium.

UFC President Dana White confirmed Rousey’s hospitalisation at the post-event press conference.

“She was transported because she got knocked out,” White said. “Then her lip was split in half, so they had to sew her lip.”

Rousey's nose was bleeding in Round 1 following a series of punches from Holm.