At UFC 175, Ronda proved that she has more tools than just an armbar.
On April 11, 2014, Rousey defended her women’s bantamweight title against Alexis Davis. Davis entered the matchup on a five-fight winning streak with victories over established names like Jessica Eye and former Ronda armbar victim Liz Carmouche.
UFC 175 marked Ronda’s fourth title defense in the UFC and tenth professional fight overall. At this point, she knew how to handle the pressures that came with being a UFC champion and a phenom in the sport. Out all of her fights before, only the UFC 168 fight against Miesha Tate went past the first round.
Her propensity for finishes earned Ronda comparisons Mike Tyson, one of the most feared fighters in combat sports history. Dudes always wanted to be like Mike. Now, women wanted to be like “Rowdy” Ronda.
Before UFC 175, Ronda had finished all of her opponents by
After a well-timed judo throw, Ronda managed to stop Alexis Davis with a flurry of in just 16 seconds, which is still one of the fastest finishes in UFC title history.
The TKO victory also showed that Ronda was comfortable using her fist to inflict punishment on the ground, which gave other bantamweight opponents event more to worry about when preparing for her.
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