Ronda Rousey is 7-0 in her professional MMA career. All seven of those wins have come in the first round, and all seven have come via armbar submission. Rousey’s next opponent promises that she will not be the eighth victim of Rousey’s signature move.
Former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate is that next opponent, meeting the UFC champion in the main event of UFC 168 on December 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is not the first time the two have been inside the cage.
Tate was the Strikeforce champion when she faced the 4-0 Rousey in March 2012. Tate was able to take the fight past the first minute—something that Rousey’s four previous opponents had failed to do—but she was not able to avoid the armbar submission. Tate lost her title to Rousey that night at the 4:27 mark of the first stanza.
Tate, speaking to MMAFightCorner.com, recently vowed that she will not become a two-time victim.
“I will seriously shoot myself in the face before I leave that cage if she armbars me again. It can’t happen.”
Since defeating Tate, Rousey has armbarred her way to first-round wins over Sarah Kaufman and Liz Carmouche. Tate is 1-1 since losing her title to Rousey.
The two recently finished filming the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter where they served as opposing team coaches. Rousey had been set to coach opposite Cat Zingano, who defeated Tate in April of this year, but an injury knocked Zingano off the show. Tate was quickly signed to replace the injured Zingano.