There are few sure things in life. One is the fact that you have to pay taxes. Another is that eventually you will die. However, a very close third is that Ronda Rousey finishes opponents by armbar. All seven of her professional fights have ended in a first round armbar.
Next Saturday (Dec. 28, 2013) at UFC 168, Rousey hopes to defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight title when she takes on her rival, Miesha Tate, in the co-main event of the evening. "Rowdy" captured the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight title when she snapped "Cupcake's" arm in the first round.
The gruesome finish accomplished two things. The first is that it solidified Rousey as the top female fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA). The second is that it directly led to the UFC adding the women's bantamweight division because Rousey was, without question, the new face of women's MMA.
Rousey spoke with Inside MMA's Kenny Rice about her meteoric rise in the sport and how the upcoming fight will play out. The obvious assumption is that Rousey will look for another quick takedown and another quick armbar victory.
However, as she told Rice, she's been making improvements to her standup game in order to become a complete fighter. While she didn't want to commit to calling the ending of the bout, she believes that at this point in their respective careers, there is no place inside the Octagon that is safe for Tate.
UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" airs live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. MMAMania.com will be there for all of your UFC 168 needs.