Roach: Holm no match for Rousey

Trainer Freddie Roach expects Ronda Rousey to make light work of Holly Holm when they meet in the octagon on Sunday.

Rousey will put her UFC bantamweight title on the line against Holm at UFC 193, which takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne this weekend, and while he doesn't think she is the best boxer in the world, he is backing her to retain her title.

"Ronda is just huge right now. The thing is, she knows the ground game so much better than boxing. I like Ronda to win that fight pretty easily," he said on the MMA Hour.

"I used to do mitts with her a long time ago and it was a lot of fun… She's not the best boxer in the world, but she is good.

"She is very competitive and she tries really hard. I mean, it's not probably the best thing she does, I think she is better at the ground game. But again, she is more experienced there. But her boxing is good.

"The girl she is fighting is a good boxer, also. While they stand up it will be a good fight, but once it goes to the ground, I think Ronda will destroy her."