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Kaufman: Rousey's Armbar isn't Unstoppable

Mike Chiappetta, - Every once in a while, a mixed martial artist becomes so dominant with a technique, it becomes their calling card. There have been several examples of this over time. For example, in the early days it was Tito Ortiz by ground and pound. In the early-to-mid 2000s, it was Mirko Cro Cop's left high kick. And currently, it's Ronda Rousey by armbar.

In eight combined professional and amateur fights, Rousey has won by the same submission move every time, and always in the first round. None was more impactful than her last, which came against Miesha Tate in a win that earned Rousey the Strikeforce bantamweight championship.