ICYMI: UFC 184 witnessed the fastest finish in history
Ronda Rousey destroys previously undefeated challenger Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds at UFC 184 last Saturday, which is the quickest finish in UFC championship history.
Last Friday, Ronda Rousey tweeted that she had “never been more ready in her life” for her UFC 184 championship fight. Just one day later, she retained her women’s bantamweight title in the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In July, Rousey blew away Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds at UFC 175. That time it seemed to be a ridiculously easy manner, but it was done even quicker on Saturday.
Zingano raced out of her corner and threw a flying knee at Rousey. She then flung Rousey down. But Rousey, the vastly superior grappler, quickly reversed position and got on top.
She extended Zingano’s arm toward her and then turned her hips to the right, putting incredible pressure on the joint and forcing the tap.
Rousey snagged her arm, isolated it, and began to torque like only she can. Zingano tried to escape, but the pressure was just too much, forcing her to tap just 14 seconds into the biggest fight of her life.
“We expected she might do something like flying right at me . . . but I have faster transition than anyone because my mom taught me,” Rousey said to the Los Angeles Times after the fight about her judo-fighting mother.
Zingano (9-1) was ready to go at it again, in spite of the finish. “I want to do it again. . . . She had my arm, I saw her leg, went to grab it, and all of a sudden, I’m tapping [out],” she said. “I just want to do it again.”
For other results of UFC 184:
Holly Holm made her Octagon debut against Raquel Pennington in a women’s bantamweight (28-29, 30-27, 29-28), but didn’t deliver the finish the fans were looking for.
“Holly Holm 29-28 but the fight clearly shows she needs some more seasoning before jumping in the thick of the division,” Fox Sports’ Damon Martin wrote on his Twitter.
“The Ultimate Fighter 12” winner Tony Ferguson passed a major hurdle in his octagon career, stopping veteran Gleison Tibau to pick up his fifth straight win.
The official end came at the 2:37 mark of the first round, when Tibau tapped to a rear-naked choke. Ferguson quickly sunk the submission to improve his octagon record to 8-1 since his win on the reality show.
The second fight of the main card, Alan Jouban beats Richard Walsh by knockout at 2:19 of the first round.
The fight was even as both guys were landing body kicks. Then it all changed as Jouban landed a standing elbow to the temple of Walsh that staggered him. Joubin went for the kill as he landed a vicious right hand that had Walsh out on his feet and referee John McCarthy put a halt to the fight. before Walsh suffered anymore damage.