In a bout between an olympic-level judo player and an olympic-level wrestler, this bout surprisingly never went to the ground.
Sarah McMann went straight to the middle of the octagon and landed a couple punches to the surprise of Ronda Rousey. Rousey did not back up, however, and she landed some shots of her own. They stayed close and traded shots in the clinch, but Rousey pressed McMann against the fence and that’s where the fight would eventually end.
McMann ate multiple knees to the body and did block them. Rousey saw this and landed a left knee to the liver of McMann. McMann dropped and she turtled up for a short second before trying to make it up to her feet. Herb Dean saw she turtled up for a quick second and called an end to the fight. The crowd booed, but McMann did not protest for long.
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Ronda Rousey def. Sarah McMann by way of TKO (Knee) 1:06 of Round 1