Holm Beats Rousey
Underdog Holly Holm is your new Bantamweight UFC champion, stunning the world by knocking out undefeated Ronda Rousey Saturday night. In front of a crowd of more than 56,000 people, Holm claimed the biggest victory of her career to date. Rousey chased Holm around the ring at the big event in Melbourne, Australia, looking for the right hold and taking shots along the way. But it was Holm who saw the opening. It was 59 seconds in, during the second round, when Albuquerque’s own snapped a kick to Rousey’s head. Holm now jumps to 10 and 0. As for Rousey, she drops to 12 and 1.
UNM Beats Boise State
New Mexico has another win to be proud of this morning. UNM stunned Boise state, beating them, 31 to 24. It’s likely the biggest win of the Bob Davie era, arguably in school history. The Lobos are now in an unexpected position to win the Mountain Division after being picked to finish last.
Lantern Festival Goes on as Planned
The Sandia Speedway may get a citation after the controversial Lantern Fest went on as planned Saturday night there were questions about whether the event would happen after county officials said it wasn’t allowed. They say the Sandia Speedway has a special permit for race events and since Lantern Fest is not a race it would be a violation to have the events, but organizers added the “world’s slowest race” to try and comply with county rules. Two solar power cars are “racing” down the track as slow as they can for the entire event. The county says it can’t stop the fest, but they do plan to cite the speedway.