Do not let the model good looks and the high heels fool you. This young lady is as tough as they come in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. She is an accomplished athlete who has no fear when she steps into the octagon.
Ronda Rousey won 7 Senior National titles in Judo and was a Bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. She is the first American medalist in women’s Judo. Women’s Judo became an Olympic sport in 1992. She also qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens Greece, and at age 17 made her the youngest Judo competitor at the Games.
She is the current Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion at 135 pounds. Ronda started her professional MMA career in 2010. She fought her first fight against Hayden Munoz which she made quick and painful. Rousey submitted her by armbar in :23 seconds of the 1st round. She won all of her amateur fights by submission in the 1st round and they were all by Armbar submission. Rousey fought 3 amateur fights for a total of time of 1:43 all ended in first round.
Ronda has fought 6 professional MMA fights, all have ended in the first round by submission and on former Bantam weight title holder Miesha Tate has gone past the first minute. Tate lasted 4:27 seconds. Rousey took the title from Tate.
Rousey defended title against former champion Sarah Kaufman on August 18, 2012 the fight only lasted 0:54 seconds. Once again Ronda wins by armbar submission.
Rousey at just age 25 has a long career ahead her as long as she chooses to fight. Her armbar is one of the best that I have seen. The only other fighter that I can think of with kind of power is Frank Mir. Both have broken bones using that submission. Along with the name ‘Rowdy’, I have heard her referred to as ‘The Armbar Assassin’, a name that truly befits her skills and ability. Both Rousey and Mir use the armbar submission with devastating results.
I believe that if she trains and continues to fight at such a high level, she is going to be a force to be reckoned with. I do not see anyone beating her at this point. I am ready to watch her defend her title in her next bout. Ronda is in a class all by herself.