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Posted May 11, 2015 by Melanie Gale in News
 
 

Ronda Rousey: World’s Most Dominant Athlete


Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (11-0) sits atop Business Insider’s list of the “50 Most Dominant Athletes Alive.” Being on this list means an athlete has “a skill level and talent that’s well above that of their competitors.”

Rousey certainly has that.

Not only is she undefeated after eleven fights, but only one of those has lasted longer than one round, and only three have ticked past a minute. Nine of those fights ended with an armbar. With her life-long background in judo, the former Olympian has employed the art in all but one of her fights. She dropped Sara McMann (8-2) with a knee to the body just 66 seconds into her second UFC title defense, firing off a few punches before the referee stepped in. Her other non-armbar finish was a KO of Alexis Davis (17-6), coming 16 seconds into the first round following a brutal judo throw and upwards of ten punches before the fight was stopped.

Rousey beat out a list of stellar international athletes, both male and female, including tennis superstar Serena Williams, who logged in at #3.

Rousey next meets contender Bethe Correia (9-0) in the main event at UFC 190 on August 1st in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Check out her dominance in the clip below of her 2012 Strikeforce submission of Miesha Tate.

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