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Why UFC 'Antihero' Ronda Rousey Is Such A Big Deal

Why UFC 'Antihero' Ronda Rousey Is Such A Big Deal
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
 
It's the video you have to watch from this weekend: American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey takes down Brazilian Bethe Correia on her own turf in just 34 seconds at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Women's Bantamweight Title Fight.

With the swift knockout, the 28-year-old defending champion maintained her dominance as the only female bantamweight champion in the UFC with a 12-0 record.

Her fight against Cat Zingano in February also ended swiftly, thanks to her signature move, the armbar. Rousey tackles her opponent to the ground, traps the other woman's arm between her legs and bends it back at the elbow. If her opponent doesn't tap out to signal defeat, the move could snap the arm. Zingano tapped out in just 14 seconds, the fastest submission in a UFC title fight, according to MMA Weekly.

 

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