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UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (10-0) dispatched the challenge of Alexis Davis in 16 seconds in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Expendables 3 and Entourage star was in devastating form in the co-main event of the evening. After eating a shot in the first exchange, Rousey caught Davis with a right hand and followed it up with a knee to the body. She then executed a beautiful judo throw that pinned Davis to the ground. Rousey then teed off on her opponent’s head, and after a barrage of shots, referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight.
Rousey told Joe Rogan post-fight that she had scheduled knee surgery coming up, and in the middle of the short fight, a cyst under a knuckle on her right hand erupted and she had to get nine stitches to fix the damage (check out the Instagram pic below).
The fight was the second quickest in UFC history, as the organization’s Twitter feed confirmed below. While Rousey can concentrate on healing up and promoting The Expendables 3 over the next few weeks, the question is, is there any woman in MMA that can challenge her? Cris Justino is the name always mentioned, but she is not on the UFC’s books and campaigns at 145 pounds, 10 pounds heavier than where Rousey fights.
In the main event, Chris Weidman defended his UFC middleweight title with a unanimous decision win over Lyoto Machida. Weidman won the first three rounds but Machida rallied in the later rounds to heap pressure on a tiring Weidman, but the American absorbed the punishment and held firm to wrack up his second title defense.