In one of the more memorable, gender-neutral Octagon performances ever, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey blew away Alexis Davis moments into their UFC Women’s Bantamweight title contest.
Rousey has excelled with the opposition, which should the story of this incredible MMA figure and soaring martial artist.
Alexis Davis, the #2 rated female Bantamweight in the UFC, was supposed to ground Ronda Rousey, and challenge her resilience while not in control.
She had no chance as Rousey bolstered out of the gate with a slam, which left Davis defenseless and trapped only to succumb to a vicious ground assault seconds later.
A diligent Yves Lavigne stopped the contest at just 16 seconds into the first round.
Davis was no match, and only Miesha Tate has actually fought Rousey into deep waters.
Who can actually stand tall at Rousey’s level?
The idea of a catch-weight super-fight with Cris “Cyborg” Justino may be appealing to fans, but irrational thinking to UFC execs and, well, probably the two combatants.
The return of former WMMA star Gina Carano is far-fetched, but remains on the table. A bout with Rousey would be her rumored first choice, but, thus far, all it has amounted to is that: tantalizing quotes and rumors.
The real # 1 choice is also the # 1 contender, Cat Zingano. She is returning from successful knee surgery and has expressed her readiness to cash in on her title shot. Zingano, like Rousey, has a third round stoppage win over Miesha Tate.
No matter who is pitted against Rousey, you have to wonder if they can stand up to her ever-evolving arsenal.