The latest UFC event featuring Ronda Rousey tops worldwide trending list, including Malaysia's
I'm not sure if this was the first time the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) trended on Twitter in Malaysia but it's definitely the first time ever that it's on top of the chart. The hashtag #UFC190 is currently (as of 6.11pm, August 2nd) above every other topic on the "Malaysia Trends" list, including #TangkapNajib, Mission Impossible and #NationalGirlfriendDay (since when there's such a thing?!), and that means hundreds to thousands of Malaysian have been tweeting about UFC 190, a major pay-per-view MMA (mixed martial art) event which happened earlier today.
Most tweets were about UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey's impressive performance and knockout finish against challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 190. It's a pleasant surprise and a mystery to me that UFC is trending here. I'm not sure if everyone who tweeted actually watched the fight or were they just amazed to hear about this dominant undefeated female fighter, but this is definitely a great exposure and a positive sign for the sport of MMA (mixed martial arts) in Malaysia as it continues to grow in the country.
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