UFC 175: Rousey knocks out Davis in 16 seconds
Ronda Rousey (red gloves) takes down Alexis Davis (blue gloves) during the first round of a bantamweight fight at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
It took only 16 seconds for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to knock Alexis Davis out at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
Rousey did not waste time and quickly landed a right hand and a right knee that rocked Davis as soon as the fight began.
What followed was a perfectly executed throw to the mat and a series of punches to the face that knocked the Canadian out and forced referee Yves Lavigne to stop the fight at the 16-second mark.
According to the UFC website, Rousey's 16-second knockout win, tied with Frank Shamrock's win over Kevin Jackson, is the second fastest in a UFC championship fight.
The record belongs to Andrei Arlovski who knocked out Paul Buentello in just 15 seconds.
With the win, the 27-year-old former Olympic judo bronze medalist improved to a perfect 10-0 record.
The 16-second knockout win, however, does not entirely impress "Rowdy" Rousey herself, citing an area for improvement.
"I got hit once," said Rousey. "I think I can do better."
As an amateur, Rousey won all of her three fights in just under a minute via armbar submission. She also finished eight of her 10 professional fights using the same move.