UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was extended past the first round for the first time tonight at UFC 168, but her grudge match with Miesha Tate would end the same as her other seven professional bouts: with her patented armbar submission.
Rousey and Tate went back and forth with strikes and takedowns in a memorable round one to the delight of the pro-Tate crowd at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But Rousey took over with her throws and groundwork, including the familiar kesa-gatame that has helped won her many accolades in both judo and mixed martial arts. Tate hung tough but was mostly defensive as the bout wore on.
In round three, Rousey scored another takedown and rolled to her armbar at 0:58 to retain her title. Rousey refused to shake her opponent’s hand, but congratulated her for a good fight in a post-fight interview. Rousey advances to 8-0 in his career, while Tate drops to 13-5.
At UFC 168, Ronda Rousey defeated Miesha Tate by submission (armbar) at 0:58 of round three.