Ronda Rousey: A Woman Among Girls

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Ronda Rousey will most likely go down as the most dominant female fighter of all time. If anyone has any doubts about this, then she will have the chance to prove those doubters wrong when she faces the #1 ranked Cat Zingano this Saturday at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, California.

It will undoubtedly be Rousey’s toughest test to date, but as we’ve seen, she’s passed every other test with flying colors.

Not only has Ronda looked good against each opponent she has faced, but she has also made a point to finish her opponents in as little time as it possibly takes.


In Rousey’s 10 fight MMA career, she averages a time of 2:48 per fight. In her last fight, she earned one of the quickest finishes in a UFC championship fight.

It took just 16 seconds for Rousey to beat Alexis Davis, a fighter who’s average fight time was 11 minutes per fight, that was, before Rousey got her hands on her.

No one knows how to finish a fight faster than Ronda. In 10 fights, she has only once gone past the first round. Meanwhile, the other women in the Top 10 of the women’s bantamweight division either finish their fights in later rounds, or take it to a decision.

The only woman that comes close to Ronda’s average winning time is Amanda Nunes, who was just recently defeated by Ronda’s next opponent, Cat Zingano.

Zingano is known as a slow starter, and her average winning time shows that. She has only gone to a decision once in her nine professional fights, yet her average fight time is 9:21. In her last two fights, Zingano finished the fight in the third round after losing one or both of the previous rounds.

Rousey was once seen as a one-dimensional fighter, who’s go-to was a clinch, trip and arm-bar. This is no longer the case. Her last two fights have been finished by TKO in the first round, and she showed great clinch striking against Sara McMann.

Ronda Rousey is a woman among girls. She has shown very little weakness, has pushed each of her opponents, and has simply dominated the division. Saturday will be another chance for Ronda to show why she is currently the most dominant UFC champion, and could go down as the most dominant of all-time.

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