Tuesday, July 08, 2014

UFC 175 - Ronda Rousey X Alexis Davis

This past Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ronday Rousey, UFCWomen's Bantamweight Champion faced #2 Challenger Alexis Davis. On paper, this was a good fight given Davis was both a Muay Thai fighter as well as a BJJ Black Belt. She sported a record of 16-5 going into the Championship and Rousey a perfect 9-0. Many wondered how Rousey would fare against a BJJ Black Belt.

This was Ronda Rousey's second consecutive fight via knockout. She required only 16 seconds to finish Davis. Rousey's finish of Davis was the second-fastest knockout in the history of UFC title bouts. The fastest knockout is Andrei Arlovski's 15-second finish of Paul Buentello at UFC 55 in October 2005. This 10th win was also Rousey's fourth consecutive UFC Bantamweight title defense.

"I box six days a week and grapple four days a week. I have more to catch up on striking, so I do that the most."
~Ronda Rousey

The 16 seconds finish was all her hard work/training to date as she noticeably made tremendous progress in her standup.

The finishing sequence was a right hand to Davis' chin and followed up with a knee to the midsection. As Davis doubled over, Rousey hip tossed her and landed into the Scarf Hold position (Judo's Kesa Gatame). Rousey rained 10 punches on the defenseless challenger. Davis went noticeably limp after the 9th one, which prompted referee Yves Lavigne to declare the fight over.

NOTE:  Please forgive the page load if it's slow for you as there are 11 GIFs of varying lengths on this page.

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Real-time finishing sequence

Real-time isolated just for the Sweeping Loin Hip Throw (Harai Goshi)

Real-time isolated just for the punches

Super Slomo - Harai Goshi to Kesa gatame to punches to head

Super Slomo of the Sweeping Loin Hip Throw

Just the throw

Here's the full fight, don't blink! 

Worm-eye view replay

Other replay views

Congratulations to Ronda Rousey!! WOW! So dominant... can any woman stop Ronda Rousey?

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NOTE: My sincerest gratitude to Michael W. and Pierre H. for help in the technical Judo name of the throw ("Harai Goshi")! I'm bad with terms/names sometimes. Also my sincerest gratitude to John E. for the English translation of the technical Judo name ("Sweeping Loin Hip Throw" and not just "Hip Throw" which is technically an "O-Goshi".



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