Sherdog Remembers: Ronda Rousey’s 5th Title Defense

By Jeff Villanueva Feb 28, 2018

Three years ago today at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, Ronda Rousey pulled off one of the best submissions of her career against the undefeated Cat Zingano.

Known for her aggressive style, nine of Rousey’s first 10 bouts ended in the opening frame, and this bout was no exception.

From editor Brian Knapp’s deadline recap on fight night:

Misguided aggression did not serve Cat Zingano well.

Ronda Rousey submitted Zingano with an armbar in the first round of their brief UFC 184 headliner, as she retained the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight crown on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was over in just 14 seconds.

Zingano (9-1, 2-1 UFC) fired a flying knee right out of the gate and wandered recklessly into the clinch. She tossed Rousey to the canvas with an ill-advised throw, but the champion scrambled immediately to the back, pinned the challenger’s exposed limb underneath her armpit and calmly cranked on the maneuver for the finish. Rousey (11-0, 5-0 UFC) has stopped all 11 of her opponents, seven of them in less than a minute.


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