Many MMA pundits thought that "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (5-0, 5 KO's by submission) was not ready for a title shot. However, Rousey was able to keep her streak alive of 1st round KO's by armbar alive yesterday evening when she defeated Miesha "Takedown" Tate (12-3) for the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Title.
The fight lived up to the hype as Tate was throwing punches as soon as the opening bell rung. Rousey, the '08 Olympic judo bronze medalist, was able to withstand the onslaught by taking Tate to the ground and slapping on the patented armbar within the first minute of the bout.
Tate's elbow appeared to be dislocated, but Tate showed tremendous heart by not quitting. Tate was able to escape the armbar and scrambled to the top position. However, Rousey was stronger on the ground. Rousey was able to regain position to put on another armbar near the end of the round. This time, Tate had to tap because the elbow was fully dislocated. The bout ended with 34 seconds remaining.