ICYMI: Ronda Rousey Defeats Cat Zingano In 14 Seconds

You would never guess a woman who just posed for Sports Illustrated in a swimsuit would ever be compared to Mike Tyson, but that’s what’s happening to Ronda Rousey.

In case you missed it, the MMA’er defeated Cat Zingano in 14 seconds Saturday night during UFC 184. Zingano was supposed to be Rousey’s biggest test to date. But what she was, was her shortest challenge.

Out of 11 fights, the victory is Rousey’s 10th coming in the first-round. It’s her eighth win under one-minute. Saturday night’s win was tied for the fastest submission in UFC history, even beating Rousey’s famous take-down win over Alexis Davis last year.

Because of this incredible dominance, Rousey is now being compared to Mike Tyson. No kidding. 


“She is – without a doubt – that female version of him,” he continued. “I told her. We just talked about this. It got to a point with the Tyson thing where…well, tonight. Let’s talk about tonight.

“You guys have been around the fight game a long time,” White told the media. “There’s very few situations where a fight goes 14 seconds and the crowd is cheering and going crazy, looking at each other with their mouths open.”

According to White, however, that’s just what happened at the Staples Center on Saturday night. And there’s a very good reason for it, he noted.

“Everybody knows how awesome Ronda is, but everybody was looking at everybody with their mouths open because she was fighting Cat Zingano. This was going to be a tough-ass fight.”

Rousey is now 11-0. Here she is, in all her glory, taking down Zingano (9-1) with an angled armbar.  

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Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.