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Rousey Still Bantamweight Champion
Ronda Rousey is still the women’s bantamweight champion as she retains her crown after the Strikeforce “Rousey versus Kaufman” match on Saturday at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
Rousey submitted Sarah Kaufman with an armbar and the former champion tapped out of the match in just 54 seconds of round one. Rousey remains undefeated and unchallenged in her impressive career. She is known for finishing all of her opponents with an armbar in just seconds of the first round of the match. She was interviewed after her very short match up with Kaufman and she was quick to reply: “I have great coaches and I listened to what they said.”
The fight was an outstanding headliner indeed; Rousey was seen in punches as she eventually brought her opponent to the ground. Rousey immediately mounted and transitioned to deliver her famous armbar technique without any hesitation. There were of course several struggles from Kaufman but she was fruitless from Rousey’s already practiced maneuver, she had nowhere else to go but surrender to the champion’s move. To note, this was Kaufman’s second defeat as a professional fighter.
When interviewed after their match, Kaufman said: “Ronda put on a great performance. I’m embarrassed by my performance. I don’t know what else to say. Ronda did a great job of getting the armbar. I defended, but she ended up getting it. I’m really disappointed. I wanted to land some good, quality strikes but it didn’t happen tonight.”
After this match, Rousey had her attention focused on Cristiane Santos, a 145 pound champion who is expected to return to the fight in December after getting a positive test for performance enhancing drugs. Rousey was a little rowdy as she mentions: “People want to see you in the first fair fight of your life. I’m the champ now. The champ doesn’t go to you. You come to the champ. Come down to 135 and let’s settle this.”
Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey is just 25 years old, a native of Santa Monica, California, USA. She is a bantamweight champion with 6 wins over submissions and has never lost in her life. She has managed to submit impressive fighters like Ediane Gomes, Charmaine Tweet, Sarah D’Alelio, Julia Budd, Miesha Tate and the latest is Sarah Kaufman. All of the six fighters were beaten in just under a minute of the first round with an armbar move.