Ronda Rousey Defeats Miesha Tate By Armbar at UFC 168
Ronda Rousey Defeated Miesha Tate to retain her UFC women’s bantamweight title at UFC 168. (Photo: Twitter)
Ronda Rousey used her famous armbar technique to beat Miesha Tate late in the third round. Rousey is now eight wins versus no defeats. It’s her second win against Tate, who goes to 13 and 5.
As I said on Friday, Las Vegas bookmakers had 10 to 1 odds that Ronda Rousey would beat Miesha Tate.
While I was not able to see the fight myself due to family commitments, Twitter tweets give us a flavor for what happened:
Such a great fight. Amazing that #tate got out of that hold! #ufc168 http://t.co/sdm5dh3RzS
— Will Chack (@darthchilli) December 29, 2013
#Tate just earned herself another shot at the title down the road. Fun fight to watch. Crazy lives in that ring — tough tough athletes!
— Kerri Walsh Jennings (@kerrileewalsh) December 29, 2013
Ronda needs to find another way to win! Aha winning with an armbar is boring already! Still team #Tate #respect
— Tiari Halemanu (@teeebabby) December 29, 2013
Im actually gunning for #Tate but look at that face. #Rousey #UFC168 pic.twitter.com/Lf6CnqTTLw
— ƒraทces aททe (@annieVIII) December 29, 2013
For grins, Ronda Rousey is 27, hails from Riverside, Ca, and is 5’7, 135 lbs. Miesha Tate is also 27, but from Tacoma, Washington, and is 5’6 135 lbs.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Miesha Tate fought a tough battle, and became the first fighter to take Ronda Rousey into the second round of a match. Eventually, Rousey’s Judo moves were too much for Tate, and she surrendered to the armbar move.
Afterward, Miesha Tate offered her hand to congratulate Ronda Rousey, but the winner just gave a dirty look, an walked away.