Ronda Rousey holds sway over the 135-pound division. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Ronda Rousey has quite a hold over the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight division.
The 26-year-old judoka submitted archrival Miesha Tate with a third-round armbar in the UFC 168 co-main event on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, as she kept her perfect professional record intact and retained her women’s bantamweight title. Rousey secured the tapout 58 seconds into round three.
Less than three years after she made her MMA debut, Rousey has become one of the sport’s biggest stars. The Olympic bronze medalist has submitted all eight of her opponents with armbars, with only Tate advancing beyond the first round. Rousey’s unique combination of power, technique and aggression has kept many a mixed martial fan spellbound since she burst on the scene under the King of the Cage banner in March 2011.
UFC 168 “Weidman vs. Silva 2” spawned a number of threads on the Sherdog.net forums:
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