Ronda Rousey earned the quickest victory in her MMA career in what many thought would be her toughest test.
Rousey turned a flying knee attempt by Cat Zingano into an armbar submission at UFC 184 Saturday night, cleaning out her division in terms of the Top-5.
With the win, Rousey (11-0) earned the fastest win in a title fight inside the Octagon, as Zingano (9-1) tapped in just 14 seconds. That was two seconds quicker than her 2014 knockout of Alexis Davis.
“We actually were expecting she might do something flying right away,” Rousey said. “I thought about checking with a left hook but I caught her instead. I’ve been working on the behind armbar just not from that angle.
“But it works.”
Rousey has spent just 96 seconds inside the cage in her last three title defenses, defeating unbeaten-at-the-time Sara McMann and Davis. The submission was her ninth, but first since tapping out Miesha Tate in 2013.
While Joe Rogan stated that the division is cleaned out, Rousey mentioned both fellow UFC 184 winner Holly Holm and Bethe Correia as possible challengers.
“I was really impressed with Holly,” she said. “And Bethe Correia, I would like to take that zero away from her.”