Battle 1: Ronda Rousey VS Missy Franklin

Ronda Rousey’s arm bar execution is the most powerful fighting tool in the history. Among Rousey’s fights, 8 out of 12 has ended, because the UFC champion’s opponent submitted to the her arm bar.

64 seconds – this is how long Rousey’s past three fights lasted. Well, this actually includes the takedown of Cat Zingano, that happened in just 14 seconds at UFC 184. This fight, which happened in February, is the shortest match in the history of the UFC championship completion.

Rousey, being the first UFC women’s bantamweight of the UFC, defended her title five times in the Mixed Martial Arts’ premier league and the longest fight was only until the third round.

This champion’s skill and dominance in the sport when she was awarded as the Best Female Athlete over Serene Williams and as the Best Fighter over Floyd Mayweather in the 2015 ESPYs.

Having the success and the popularity that she has, Rousey has brought the women’s mixed martial arts into the mainstream and has expanded the chances for the female fighters out there.

In an interview, the UFC President, Dana White has this to say about the champ:
“I’m notorious for saying that women would never fight in the UFC. Then I met Ronda Rousey. Her personality, her fighting style, her tenacity. I knew that she was the one.”

Rousey has also had other achievements. One of which is being a bronze medalist in judo during the 2008 Olympics. Other awards include being a world silver medalist and being the champion of the Pan Am Games, both in 2007.

There are actually three things to keep in mind about the champion:
1. Undefeated in MMA, with five UFC title defenses
2. Won the shortest match in UFC championship history (14 seconds)
3. Named No. 1 Female Athlete at 2015 ESPY Awards

Looking at Rousey’s opponent, mixed martial arts fighter Missy Franklin, can be a vote for potential. The 20-year old swimmer was named as the NCAA’s top female athlete after leading the Bears to the 2015 NCAA, then became a pro mixed martial artist. Having that, Franklin has done enough to get a nod in being the greatest swimmer of all time.

At the age of 17, Franklin had her shot at the 2012 Olympics. As per a documentation, she set world records in the 400 medley relay and the 200 backstroke and earned two more gold medals in the 100 backstroke and 800 freestyle relay. She also won a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle relay.

Last year, she was awarded as the Laureus Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year award for being able to show a positive attitude every time she competes.

Three things to consider for the challenger:

1. At 17, won four gold medals (and broke two world records) in the 2012 Olympics
2. Set a women’s record with six FINA world championship gold medals in 2013
3. Has nine career FINA world championship gold medals, the most of any woman

This is a fight to watch out for. Witness as who dominates who…

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