Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rousey Takes It Easy: 34 Seconds To Win

We are witnessing one of the greatest female athletes of all time- she could be the female version of Rocky Marciano, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali or all a combination of all 3.
From ESPN:
For months, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey said she would take her time demolishing Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia.
Relatively speaking, she sort of kept her word.
Rousey (12-0) locked up her sixth UFC title defense in 34 seconds on Saturday, knocking Correia (9-1) out cold with a right hand in the first round. The championship fight headlined UFC 190 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The fight went long by Rousey's recent standards. Her two prior title defenses were over in a combined 96 seconds. She holds the UFC record for quickest finish in a title fight at 14 seconds. All but one of her professional bouts have ended inside the first round. 
"I planned to, instead of forcing into a clinch, overwhelm her with striking first so she would want to clinch -- and that's exactly what happened," Rousey said. "She went for the clinch and it was up to me to go for the takedown or keep [striking]."
A former U.S. Olympian in judo, Rousey rushed out of her corner on the opening bell and attacked Correia with right hands. She missed on her first three, but the aggression appeared to put Correia on the defensive.
Eventually, Rousey scored the first shot -- a right uppercut after corralling Correia with her left arm. As Correia tried to break out of the hold, Rousey hit an outside trip that sent Correia flying backward.
She flipped up off the mat and bounced back to her feet, but Rousey stayed with her and landed a hard left hook to the body and head. Correia reached forward to slow down the fight, only to have Rousey shove her backward and land a right cross that dropped Correia limp.
Does she even sweat during her fights?

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