It took just 54 seconds for Ronda Rousey to win her first title defense against former Bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman, and yet again, she won with an arm bar.
This was her sixth straight arm bar submission win as a professional MMA fighter with none of her fights lasting more than the first round. Only Miesha Tate gave her a decent fight, going to 4:27 of the first round before she submitted as well, giving Rousey the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight title.
Right after the fight, a pumped-up Rousey called out Cris Cyborg, who is currently serving a suspension for illegal substance use till December. In a previous interview, Cyborg said she’ll fight Rousey in the parking lot after her fight.
Rousey didn’t hold back, saying that she doesn’t care if “she injects horse semen into her eye balls,” as long as Cyborg makes it to 135lbs.
“First of all, ah, I need to send a challenge to Ms. Cyroid out there,” said Rousey in her first post-fight comments in the Octagon. She said she’s the champ now and the champ doesn’t come to her, but she has to come to the champ.
“Come down to 135 and let’s settle this,” she screamed as fans roared in approval.