Ronda Rousey defends her women’s bantamweight strap in astonishing fashion.
If you thought Rousey’s 16-second KO win over Alexis Davis couldn’t be topped – it was. Ronda Rousey made “Alpha” Cat Zingano tap in just 14 seconds into their five-round fight. This marked the single fastest championship fight in the UFC, and the fastest women’s fight in the UFC as well.
From the bell, Zingano charged forward with a flying knee and slammed Rousey down to the mat within seconds. Right when the women hit the mat, Rousey reversed position, took the back, and locked up the arm. Rousey sat back on the straight-arm lock and got the tap from a grimacing Cat Zingano. Rousey once again showcased that she is the premiere grappler when it comes to the mat. The way she moves, transitions, and thinks several steps ahead of her opponent is unlike any other woman in MMA.
Very disappointing showing for Cat Zingano, who was very frustrated with her own performance. A temporary lapse of judgment from Zingano resulted in a very quick and stunning loss – as well as several F-bombs during her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
Zingano campaigned for a rematch, which is understandable after losing so quickly, but the likeliness of that happening is very little. However, at this point, there is no real challenger for Rousey to match-up with next as I don’t believe anyone expected Rousey to handle Zingano as fast as she did. All in all, Rousey did what Ronda Rousey does – and that is absolutely dominate her opponents with her venomous grappling.
Rousey’s victory over Zingano came during the main event of UFC 184, which took place in Los Angeles, California, at the Staples Center.