Ronda Rousey's legend as the most dominant force in MMA continued with a first-round TKO win over Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
MMAjunkie tweeted out the lightning fast knockout time:
Rousey immediately came out as the aggressor looking to close the distance with her jab and getting the clinch. An overwhelmed Correia was sent back to the cage. Before Rousey ever had to resort to her traditional submission game, she ended the fight standing, proving that she's more than just a submission specialist.
The win comes as a surprise to no one. This is just the latest example of the dominance that Rousey displays every time she steps into the Octagon. Despite Bethe Correia's undefeated record coming into the bout, Rousey was a massive 1-14 favorite according to Odds Shark.
At this point, the questions in the aftermath of a Rousey fight revolve around fighters who aren't in her weight class of just how long she'll continue to do this.
With Miesha Tate defeating Jessica Eye the weekend before UFC 190, Rousey eyes a third bout with her archrival but will then take some time off to do a movie.
"Here's pretty much the plan," Rousey said, per Damon Martin of Fox Sports. "I'm going to beat up Bethe, then I'm going to take a couple of weeks to rest, and then I'm going to go beat up Miesha, and then I'm going to go to like Thailand or wherever we decide to film ("Mile 22") and prep for like a month, and then start filming for like eight to 10 weeks, and then go beat up the next chick."
Conspicuously missing from those plans is any mention of Invicta featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino. Because Cyborg's level of dominance at 145 pounds is about the only thing in Women's MMA that can compete with Rousey's brand of violence, the two are often connected.
However, the issue is that Cyborg competes in a weight class that is 10 pounds heavier than Rousey's.
With no women's featherweight division in the UFC, Cyborg is relegated to Invicta until she can prove that she can cut to 135. Although she has offered to take the fight at 140 pounds, according to Chuck Mindenhall of MMA Fighting.
Tate provides a somewhat interesting task. She survived the longest of any of Rousey's previous opponents, taking her second fight with the champion to the third round before succumbing to an armbar. Given the animosity between the two, there's likely to be some fan interest.
However, Rousey's bout against Correia is just the latest example of her being much more advanced than the average contender at bantamweight.
At 28 years old, there's no sign of Rousey slowing down. With this win, she's now taken out the entire top five of the division and seven of the top 10, according to the UFC rankings heading into the bout.
That's a thoroughly cleaned out division.
After a Tate fight, it's unclear who would be next if a Cyborg fight doesn't materialize. Right now, she's simply so far ahead of everyone that it's tough to envision a fight the UFC can market as an intriguing matchup.
Regardless, Rousey has one advantage on her side: People love to witness greatness.
That's a virtual guarantee any time the Rowdy one defends her title.