Will Ronda Rousey retire undefeated? | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Ronda Rousey will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight crown against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The 27-year-old has already stated she plans to retire as an undefeated champion. Can she accomplish the feat?
Rousey has finished all nine of her opponents, eight of them by armbar-induced submission. A bronze medalist in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, the “Rowdy” one has emerged as a top draw for the UFC. Rousey last appeared at UFC 170 in February, when she needed just 66 seconds to stop Sara McMann with a first-round knee strike to the liver. She also owns victories over former Strikeforce champions Miesha Tate (twice) and Sarah Kaufman.
Davis will enter the most significant match of her career on the streak of five consecutive victories. The 29-year-old Canadian has not fought since she took a split decision over Jessica Eye in February.
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