UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2014

UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

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    Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann met in the UFC 170 main event for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night.

    Rousey (8-0) and fellow undefeated Olympic medalist McMann (7-0) have been on a collision course since they entered the sport. The arena was on fire, and just in a little over a minute the fight was over.

    Rousey landed a knee to the liver, and McMann dropped to the canvas. She was not defending herself when she dropped, and Herb Dean stopped the fight. It was the first time Rousey won with something other than the armbar, and it was still beautifully violent.

    Here is a look at the first round recap.

Round 1

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    They meet in the center, and McMann lands some good shots. Rousey closing the distance. McMann lands more strikes, but Rousey eventually settles into the clinch. Rousey lands good punches on the break. Rousey utilizing knees to the body in the clinch.

    Rousey hurts McMann, and Dean stops the fight! A big knee to the body.

    Official Result: Ronda Rousey defeats Sara McMann by TKO at 1:06 of the first round