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Ronda Rousey Armbar

by Brendan · 0 comments

Heading into the Strikeforce championship bout against Miesha Tate there were some who questioned Ronda Rousey’s MMA credentials. Even though she is an Olympic bronze medallist in Judo detractors argued that it would be no match for a well rounded MMA game which athletes like Tate possess. They argued that she is all hype & a big mouth on a pretty face and that is what got her the title fight after previously only having 4 professional MMA bouts prior to the fight with Miesha Tate.

After 4:27 those doubters were well and truly silenced after Rousey did what everyone including Tate thought she was going to do and slapped on an armbar. A tight armbar that for an excruciatingly long time Tate completely refused to tap to. When Tate finally did tap she was left lying on the floor of the cage having her damaged arm tended to by the cageside physicians.
ronda rousey armbar
I think Rousey is great for women’s mixed martial arts. She is a great self promoter, she knows how to get people talking about her. She is also clearly very disciplined, you don’t get to go to the Olympics unless you are working very hard in training, so she is a good role model for girls as well.

Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey

Miesha’s game plan seemed to be putting pressure on the challenger and using her inexperience in MMA to fluster and wilt. From the moment the opening bell sounded Tate came out swinging and continually kept moving forward. As it turned out that plan wasn’t a great idea. As soon as Ronda get hold of her she tosses Miesha to the ground and gets to side control. Rousey quickly passes the guard and almost gets an Armbar in the first minute of the fight.

Tate then scrambled back to her feet, takes Ronda’s back and looks for a rear naked choke. Lots more escapes and scrambles with Miesha continually looking for that rear naked choke, but Rousey escapes. Both girls get back to their feet and Tate immediately looks for a single leg takedown but Ronda turns it into a hip toss lands in side control and works to mount and then goes for her trademark move and unfortunately (for Tate) there was nothing she could do to stop her. Meisha refused to tap so Ronda breaks her arm which makes her finally submit. If you are squeamish you should stop the video 30 seconds before the end. Do not say I didn’t warn you!

Ronda Rousey Armbar

Rener and Ryron Gracie have put together an awesome breakdown of the Tate Vs Rousey main event and how Ronda was able to transition so fluidly into her armbar.

I thought you might find it amusing so I’ll leave you with this image. It sums Ronda Rousey up pretty well.
ronda rousey armbarWhat did you think of the fight? Do you think Rousey will be the champion for a long time? Let me know in the comments.

As always thank you for taking the time to read this article, and all the best to you!

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