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November seems like a long time ago, doesnt it?That was when Holly Holm dethroned Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, which, as weve now come to realize, threw the entire bantamweight division into chaos. Cheap Jerseys From China.That chaos continued this past weekend, as Holm suffered her second defeat since the Rousey win -- this one at the hands of the talented (but relatively unknown) Valentina Shevchenko.Was there anything to learn from yet another upset in the womens 135-pound division? Lets take a quick look back at UFC Fight Night in Chicago.Actually, if you think about it, Holm is EXACTLY who we thought she wasYoure bound to hear many claiming the opposite. After watching Holm lose (badly) to an undersized Shevchenko, the mainstream Monday morning quarterbacks likely will chalk her up as a disappointment. Here was this physically imposing former world boxing champion, destined to take the reins of this division. Not. So. Much.That take completely forgets who Holm was one year ago. In July 2015, no one was pegging Holm as the future of the division. She was coming off a second win in the UFC, but the scouting report wasnt all that kind. Holm was raw, still learning, a bit hesitant and a complete question mark on the floor -- and definitely not ready for Rousey.The only thing we were wrong on was, of course, the part about Rousey. As it turned out, Holm was made for Rousey. That hesitancy that prevented her from really jumping off the page in her first UFC fights worked wonders against an uber-aggressive opponent. Basically, if there is one way to not fight Holm, it was how Rousey did it.So, did that one fight change who Holm was? In terms of perception, yeah. In the cage, where it matters? Not at all. This bantamweight division has been hard to handicap lately, but in the case of Holm, our original assessments were probably dead-on. She still looks very uncomfortable on the floor. Her athleticism and pace are phenomenal, but her technical savvy is still developing.To classify Holm as some crazy disappointment now, following the first two-fight skid of her combat sports career, is to essentially forget (or ignore) everything weve seen from her besides one two-round fight against Rousey back in November. Holm hasnt really changed. What we said and wrote about her did.And considering that, Holm has reached an interesting spotNot to make this all about Holm, because Shevchenko was brilliant Saturday -- but Holms next move will be the more interesting of the two. Shevchenko is in title contention, but she just lost to the current champion, Amanda Nunes, four months ago. Well see what happens, but as of right now, not many are clamoring for that rematch.What happens to Holm, though? Does she simply fall back in line against a low-ranked opponent? In reality, thats as risky of a move as any. Holms back will be against the wall in her next fight, regardless of whom its against. So, for that reason, might it actually be best to take a fight shes not supposed to win?Stay with me here. What Im suggesting is Holm, because her skills remain unpolished, is not a guaranteed win against anybody right now. She nearly lost to Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut in 2014, a matchup that strongly favored her on paper. Now shes coming off a loss against Shevchenko, who should probably be fighting at 125 pounds.If a win is not guaranteed anyway, why not shoot high? Accept a 140-pound catchweight fight against Cris Cyborg Justino. You want to talk about gaining back all the momentum youve lost in one night? A win against Justino would do it. Even a competitive loss against Justino would do it. Holm can try to bunt her way out of this slump -- or break it open with a grand slam.If Holms team wants nothing to do with Justino right now, thats understandable -- but what a bold move it would be to take that fight. The UFC offered that matchup to her earlier this year, and she passed because she wanted a rematch against Miesha Tate. It would not be surprising in the least if the UFC explored that option again. Wholesale Jerseys 2018. -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. MLB Jerseys China. Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. 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Karlsson, the Sens captain, then broke the deadlock at 5:37, the visitors first lead of the evening, on a fluke no-look shot from the blue line after a bad giveaway by Jeff Petry.We bounced back every time they got one and that was a key part of the game, said Mike Hoffman, who scored and had two assists. Definitely an interesting game to be a part of, going back and forth. We havent had too many of those this year.It gives the whole group a boost of confidence when we get more than one or two goals.Montreal played with five defensemen in the third period after Nathan Beaulieu left at the end of the second. Beaulieu took a shot from Derick Brassard to his neck and went straight to the dressing room.The Canadiens later confirmed Beaulieu was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.With Beaulieus absence came extended ice times for Shea Weber (29:16) and Andrei Markov (30:43), Montreals veterran defensemen. Cheap NFL Jerseys China. .Coach Michel Therrien didnt have additional information on Beaulieus injury after the game, though he admitted losing Beaulieu took a toll on his defense.For sure when youre missing a guy like Nathan, who can play on the power play, on the penalty kill, it taxed our defensemen, Therrien said. But I thought they did a good job. Markov had a hell of a game. Weber the same thing.After a sloppy first period by both teams, the goals came in quick succession in the second.Weber got the Habs on the board 56 seconds into the period with a thunderous slap shot from the point on the power play. Seven of Webers eight goals scored this season have been scored with the man advantage. Weber also has seven of Montreals 15 power-play goals.Five minutes later, with Ottawa on the power play, Hoffman beat Price above the shoulder from an extremely tight angle to make it 1-1.The Canadiens regained their lead at 7:29 when Alexander Radulov scored after an impressive effort. 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