Saturday, August 1, 2015

Watch Ronda Rousey fight while you can

In a UFC pay-per-view event earlier tonight, women's bantamweight champion and undefeated MMA fighter Ronda Rousey defended her title against undefeated contender Bethe Correia.  Rousey is known for her judo--she won a bronze medal in judo, the first American woman to do so, at the 2008 Olympics--and her armbars.  Correia's strong suit was supposed to be her striking.  Rousey out-struck Correia and knocked her out in 34 seconds.

Rousey is an extraordinary athlete, one so far ahead of her competition--and the current state of the art of women's mixed martial arts--that no one has yet posed any sort of serious challenge to her.  It's rare for an athlete to be this completely dominant in any sport--and she continues to improve.

If you're at all interested in MMA, watch Rousey fight before she leaves the sport.  It is a privilege to see someone performing at this level.


montsamu said...

I'm glad I stayed up to watch it live. Ronda Rousey is indeed amazing. It really does seem that the Cyborg fight is going to eventually happen, somehow. I'm not sure entirely how I feel about that, as the 10 pounds of weight class difference is pretty substantial.

Mark said...

I don't believe Rousey will take it unless Cyborg hits 135. I, too, would find that fight--at a fair weight and with Cyborg drug-tested--very interesting.


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