We all know Ronda Rousey as a UFC champion, WWE champion, but in 2010 she was just beginning her MMA journey.
Ronda was fresh off winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, when she decided to pursue MMA full-time. In true Rousey fashion, she was in no rush to cut corners. She opted to fight for Tuff-N-Uff MMA, an amateur promotion based out of Las Vegas.
Rousey made her debut on Aug. 6, 2010, where she submitted Hayden Munoz in a scary quick 23 seconds with what would become her trademark armbar finish.
Just three months later, Ronda entered the Tuff-N-Uff 145lbs women’s championship tournament and finished Autumn Richardson in 57 seconds. Are you starting to see the pattern here?
She went on to submit Taylor Stratford early that next year in the semifinals of the tournament. Three armbars in just a minute and 44 seconds.
That’d be her last fight for the promotion, as she’d announce her intention to go pro and would later sign with King of the Cage.
Ronda’s amateur career ended in perfection. A 3-0 record and not one fight lasting longer than a minute. It’d be a precursor to a career which resulted in her being the first woman in the UFC Hall of Fame.