The champion needed only 34 seconds to get the job done.
In fact, fans and fighters remained unaware of Rousey’s striking skill for a long time as she went on winning fights with her countless trademark armbars. A knee to the body which defeated Sara McMann and a shot that knocked out Alexis Davis still looked a bit accidental. Well, from now on it’s clear to everyone that Ronda’s arsenal includes long-range weapons as well.
Rousey said her game plan was not to force the clinch and concentrate on overwhelming Bethe Correia’s striking but the Pitbull Brothers representative rushed for the clinch first. Rousey missed a single overhand right in the opening seconds but then she replied with an uppercut and brought Correia to the ground. The Brazilian rolled back on her feet only to be chased along the fence. Ronda hunted her, hit her temple and finally landed a solid right hand behind the ear. Correia dropped face-first to the mat and referee McCarthy intervened. This win took Ronda 34 seconds which is a bit longer than her two previous victories total but still makes her stats incredible.