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Strikeforce Results: Can Ronda Rousey Carry Women's MMA?

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G DAnalyst IIIMarch 4, 2012

Fun fact of the day—Ronda Rousey (5-0) is legit.

But is she legit enough to carry the torch for women's mixed martial arts?

The answer to that question is simple—yes.

Since arriving professionally to the world of MMA, Rousey has opened many eyes not only because of her world-class judo skills but also because of her ability to catch her opponent in the armbar.

In fact, before Rousey evened arrived to the premier stage of MMA, she posted a perfect 3-0 record all wins coming by the armbar in less than a minute. After putting amateur life behind her, Rousey went on to win four consecutive bouts, all coming in less than a minute via armbar.

Her accomplishments and dominant performance led to more heads being turned as she earned herself a bantamweight title shot despite many feeling she hadn't deserved it.

Rousey proved the critics wrong again as she defeated former champion Miesha Tate (12-3) before the opening frame even came to a close.

The win couldn't have come by armbar, right?

Wrong.

Once again it was Rousey who found a way to defeat her opponent even when the world knew the armbar attempt was well on its way.

It's one thing to get caught in a submission unexpectedly, but it's a whole new level when the world sees it coming.

At just 25 years of age, Rousey has accomplished more than most women could dream of.

It's hard to envision Rousey falling from her throne anytime soon, as she has established herself as the best pound-for-pound woman in the world.

Rousey has what it takes to carry women's MMA to a whole new level.

 

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