On February 28, UFC 184 headlined a Saturday night main event that was highly anticipated between the defending UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Rondo Rousey and top contender Cat Zingano. The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California played host to one of the most thrilling women’s match-ups in recent UFC history, pitting Rousey against Zingano. Considering Rousey’s reputation as the most dominant woman in the UFC, the potential downfall of the current Women’s Bantamweight champ made the showdown a must-see.
Ronda Rousey was the favorite entering the fight, being an undefeated fighter who won nine of eleven fights by armbar and the current #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world, but Cat Zingano was projected to be an opponent that could finally pose a threat to Rousey’s title. Although both fighters had undefeated records before the match-up, only woman would emerge victorious and with zero loses to her name. As the championship fight approached, Rousey radiated confidence and she took to the ring charging. Instantly flooring Zingano with one of her famous armbar moves, Rousey won the fight and reclaimed her champion title within just 14 seconds. The impressively quick victory made UFC history, tying for the fastest submission and the fastest to win in a UFC title fight.
With a career record of 11-0 in mixed martial arts and 5-0 in the UFC, Ronda Rousey continues to solidify her reputation as the most dominant female fighter in sports. Meanwhile, after being crushed by the legendary Rousey, Cat Zingano was immediately voiced her desire for a rematch and look to seek her revenge in the near future. In the meantime, the UFC will continue searching for an opponent that can even remotely challenge Ronda Rousey in the ring.
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