BRAZIL (CBSLA.com) — It didn’t take long for the defending champion to keep her title belt by defeating challenger Bethe Correia in Brazil.
Rousey needed just 34 seconds to knockout Correia after landing a devastating punch to the right temple of Correia.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
Shortly after Correia fell the to the ground motionless while Rousey managed to land a left-handed punch to her face. The referee then called the fight and stopped further damage from “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.
Just a day after the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Rousey dedicated this fight to him, and made a reference to him after her victory in a short victory speech.
She also alluded to her father, who committed suicide when she was eight years old.
Earlier in the month, Correia made a remark that Rousey would “kill herself” if she lost the fight.
Her last three fights have lasted 16 seconds (Alexis Davis, KO), 14 seconds (Cat Zingano, Submission) and 34 seconds (Bethe Correia, KO).
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— #UFC190 (@ufc) August 2, 2015
After her victory, Ronda Rousey is emotional as she dedicated this fight to the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. pic.twitter.com/CGxCEDoDHR
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Rousey tweeted this months before the fight, and she also guaranteed her victory in the days leading up to the bout.
@bethecorreia suicide is no joke or selling point. My father will be with me the day I hand you the comeuppance you deserve.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) May 28, 2015