UFC fighter Ronda Rousey defeats Alexis Davis in 16 seconds


Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis. (John Locher/AP)

UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey took down her opponent Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds at Saturday’s UFC 175 pay-per-view. This is the second-fastest time in franchise history that a bout ended in a TKO or KO, according to the UFC.

Bleacher Report describes the quick and brutal encounter:

“The champion stormed out of the gate with strikes, catching one punch to the face during the first exchange. From there, everything happened far too quickly for Davis to comprehend; Rousey landed a left hook that staggered Davis, then a knee to the body.

And then, in a move Rousey has executed countless times during her career as a judoka, she grabbed Davis in a headlock and sent her soaring, flipping her with a picture-perfect throw. Rousey landed on top of Davis and immediately began punching her in the face. Davis, who had never recovered from the first left hook and the shock of being tossed on her head, went limp. The fight was stopped.”

Rousey, barely breaking a sweat, later took to Instagram to post her knockout punch and explain her motto: “Practice making perfect.”

In other UFC 175 news, Chris Weidman defended his middleweight championship against Lyoto Machida in a five-round fight, and Uriah Hall defeated Thiago Santos by unanimous decision.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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