Ronda Rousey armbars Miesha Tate at Strikeforce on March 3, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Photo via Getty Images.
The highly anticipated main event of tonight's (Sat., March 3, 2012) Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" event in Ohio featured Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate putting her title on the line for the very first time against fast-rising superstar challenger Ronda Rousey.
Both ladies talked a lot of trash in the long lead up to tonight, especially Rousey. Tate tried to stay cool but looked flustered at times, including the weigh-ins when the two went forehead-to-forehead. But the time for talking ended tonight and they got busy in the cage to show us who the real deal Holyfield is.
Turns out, Rousey wasn't playing around with that judo and did exactly like she said she would do by grabbing a hold of Tate's arm and breaking it inside the first round.
At least Tate took her into deeper water than anyone else before. But now that we know Rousey can get past the first minute and still take a limb home with her, can anyone stop this woman?
Does anyone even want to try?
They came out fast and furious, as expected, with Rousey jumping in for that arm and getting a hold of it, just like she said she would. But Tate, like she said she would, battled through and got up to take Rousey's back a short time later.
Ronda escaped, too, and back up to the feet they went. After a trip from Rousey, they battled back to their feet again and Tate started letting her hands go a bit. Of course, Rousey went back to the bread and butter and hit a judo trip.
She transitioned quick to mount and worked hard punches. It wasn't long again before she grabbed a hold of Tate's arm and did just like she said she would and BROKE IT OFF.
Ronda Rousey is the new Strikeforce Women's bantamweight champion.
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