Ronda Rousey won the Strikeforce 135-pound title last night (March 3, 2012) at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, submitting Miesha Tate with a bone-snapping armbar in the very first round live on Showtime. It was her fifth straight submission victory within the opening frame, although "Takedown" lasted the longest inside the cage with "Rowdy" than anyone else.
Too bad it came at such a terrible cost.
For what it's worth, prior to the finish, Tate performed admirably, exchanging punches and even momentarily taking Rousey's back and working for a submission of her own. The former Olympian's top-shelf judo and tosses proved to be just too much, however, as Rousey was able to literally flip the momentum in her favor at just about every turn.
For a more detailed recap on the fight between Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey click here and for complete Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" results and detailed blow-by-blow commentary of the televised main card fights click here. To see a pic of the Tate arm break click here and to hear Rousey detail how she did it click here.