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UFC 170: Rousey & Cormier win very quickly via TKO

Ronda Rousey knee to Sara McMann's body in UFC 170

Ronda Rousey wins by non-submission finish for the first time ever in title bout against Sara McMann


The reigning UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion might not have many fans after the attitude she's shown in previous The Ultimate Fighter season and her fight against Miesha Tate but one can never argue that she is indeed showing mad signs of improvement every time she goes into the cage. Honestly, it's hard to see which girl would be tough and talented enough to dethrone Ronda at her peak.

She's wild, she's nasty, she's tough, she's strong, she exploded towards her fellow former Olympian Sara McMann, forced her back to the fence and attacked her continuously, not allowing her opponent to take her down. A nice left knee to McMann's right liver dropped her and while she's trying to get back up, referee Herb Dean was already rushing towards them to stop the contest. It was only a little over a minute in the title bout. McMann did indeed look like she couldn't fight anymore when she fell to her knees holding her right rib/liver.

McMann was gracious in defeat, even when given an opportunity to by Joe Rogan to voice out a disagreement on the seemingly premature stoppage, she blamed herself for not getting back up quicker and said that it was the referee's job to protect all fighters (from getting unnecessarily punished any further).



Undefeated Daniel Cormier teaches new comer Patrick Cummins a lesson


I wasn't following the news and pre-fight interviews but apparently Patrick Cummins have been talking a lot of trash after accepting to replace the injured Rashad Evans just 10 days before this event, and it wasn't just to promote the event. Daniel Cormier was 13-0, and Cummins was just 4-0. One of them were about to lose their streak and it was the new comer. The bout lasted just about as long as the main event, Cummins overpowered quickly and got dropped by Cormier's unclean upper cut. He turtled up to Cormier's followups and there's the end of it. Cormier even pushed him off his turtle position to bounce up and celebrate with a serious face.

During post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, he said, "I'm even angry that he hit me twice. If you talk, you have back your words up (with a performance in the cage)." Cummins certainly didn't earn any respect from anyone and Cormier might find himself a title shot very soon.

Rory McDonalds scores striking points for the decision win against Demien Maia


Classic grappler versus striker match-up. Demien Maia took Rory McDonalds down, controlled the ground for most of the first round and worked his way up to a mount for a while but he didn't do much with it. McDonalds managed to push him off and connected with some rather stiff but technical punch-combinations and body kicks. Maia looked a bit burned out after round one, he kept trying to take McDonalds down again, which he did in later in the fight but again, he didn't do much and McDonalds pushed him off again and whenever they on their feet, McDonalds dominated. In the end, the judges scorecard was only gonna go one way.

UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - Full Results


Fight of The Night: Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia
Performance of the Night: Ronda Rousey and Stephen Thompson

MAIN CARD

Women's Bantamweight Title: Ronda Rousey (c) def. Sara McMann | TKO (knee to the liver) | R1 1:06
Light Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier def. Patrick Cummins | TKO (punches) | R1 1:19
Welterweight: Rory MacDonald def. Demian Maia | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Welterweight: Mike Pyle def. TJ Waldburger | TKO (punches and elbows) | R3 4:03
Welterweight: Stephen Thompson def. Robert Whittaker | TKO (punches) | R1 3:43

PRELIMINARY CARD

Women's Bantamweight: Alexis Davis def. Jessica Eye | Decision (split) | 3 rounds
Bantamweight: Raphael Assunção def. Pedro Munhoz | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling def. Cody Gibson | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Flyweight: Zach Makovsky def. Josh Sampo | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Lightweight: Erik Koch def. Rafaello Oliveira | TKO (punches) | R1 1:24
Lightweight: Ernest Chavez def. Yosdenis Cedeno | Decision (split) | 3 rounds

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