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Highlights! Ronda Rousey Loses At WrestleMania 35

Check out highlights from Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania 35 main event with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

Ronda Rousey may have been the catalyst for the first all women’s WrestleMania main event, but that didn’t stop the WWE from picking “The Man” Becky Lynch for the winner. Five hours into WrestleMania 35 (seven if you count the kickoff portion), Rousey took on Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a winner take all fatal three way. For 20 minutes the three women battered each other in the ring, but in the end it was Lynch pinning Rousey for the win and both WWE women’s titles.

Take a look at some of the highlights:

What’s next for Ronda Rousey is unclear. Rumors that she would be leaving the WWE following WrestleMania 35 have followed the former UFC champ for months, with Rousey not exactly denying them outright.

”I really don’t feel like I should have to respond to that kind of thing,” she told ESPN at the end of January. “It’s my vagina, my life, keep the speculations to yourself. Leave me and my reproductive organs alone.”

”I’ve not kept it a secret that I would definitely want to start a family,” Rousey continued. “But how do you go about doing that? I love this way more than I thought that I would. So do you just keep going until you just happen to get pregnant? Or should you stop and go try and get pregnant? Or is going and trying to get pregnant putting yourself on the spot and then you’re less likely to get pregnant? I’ve never had a baby before, I don’t know these kinds of things.

”There’s a lot of things up in the air. A lot of decisions that we’ve gotta make as a family. I’m trying to figure it out as I go along.”

With Rousey dropping her belt, she’s now free to go off and make that family bigger. Keep your eyes peeled for more on her fake fighting future.

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Midnight Mania! In Case You Wondered, Rousey Still Can’t Shadowbox

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Shadowboxing is an odd practice, and admittedly, not every fighter looks good doing it. Paulo Costa, to pull a random example, looks downright ridiculous in this amazing and underrated clip captioned ‘opening my way to sky brutally’. Former UFC bantamweight champion and current WWE star Ronda Rousey was able to score knockouts during her historic undefeated run in the UFC without ever developing the ability to look good punching the air.

Today being the two-year anniversary of Derrick Lewis’ infamous post-fight interview “Where’s Ronda Rousey’s fine ass at?”, I wanted to wish her well in her wrestling career, and I’m happy she is able to make money doing something she loves.

But she still can’t shadowbox.

And then, of course, there is this:


Insomnia

Jon Jones says, with the track record to prove it, that he would have gone after someone shoving him in the chest during a face-off. Still, he respects Anthony Joshua for his restraint.

I never thought about this possibility

Knight fight head kick??

Megan Anderson’s toe-in-the-eye victory win over Cat Zingano stands

Stephen Thompson appreciates quality video game content

Israel Adesanya gets props from Stone Cold Steve Austin

Is Al Iaquinta talking about unionizing… or going into real estate? Never can tell with him.

Accurate depiction of Cain Velasquez training


Random Land

This was cleverly done

Whoops

Thinking of booking this guy for my wedding

Tasmanian devil pups are just cute

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Amanda Nunes: Bout vs. Cyborg ‘Definitely Bigger Than the Ronda Rousey Fight’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has seen her share of high-profile bouts.
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Free Fight! Watch Nunes Stomp Rousey In 2016

The champion vs. champion bout between women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes and women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg was billed as a superfight from the moment of its confirmation, but the UFC certainly hasn’t done all that great of a job treating it that way promotion wise.

Hopefully that’ll all change now that we’ve made it to fight week. Cris Cyborg did her part a few days ago when video of her jacking up her ankle doing some stupid viral internet challenge had people worried she wouldn’t be able to fight.

And now the UFC is putting in some effort, dusting off that brutal 2016 footage of Nunes wrecking Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds, TKOing the former women’s division pioneer with a violent barrage of strikes.

As with past negative Rousey moments, this isn’t a video the UFC puts on replay much. So enjoy the fight while you can:

Cyborg vs. Nunes goes down at UFC 232 on December 29th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card: another big bout between returning light heavyweight motherf**ker Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. They’ll be fighting for the 205 pound belt that gets officially stripped from double champ Daniel Cormier the moment a winner’s hand is raised.

It should be a hell of a night of fights, and we hope you join us for all the blow by blow action here at MMA Mania!

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Watch Ronda Rousey Win A WWE Belt At Summerslam

Rousey becomes just the third person in history to hold both a WWE and UFC title.

Much like her early matches in MMA, Ronda Rousey just tore through her opposition quick to take a championship belt. This time it was the WWE’s RAW Women’s Championship title, which she took off Alexa Bliss in a five minute squash match that ended with (what else?) an armbar.

The whole affair was a bit anti-climactic. Bliss offered no real offense and took three or four bumps before Rousey mangled her arm and forced a tap. The ending had shades of Rousey’s first fight against Miesha Tate, where Ronda snapped Miesha’s arm backwards. We’ll have to get back to you on the time, but I think the celebration actually lasted longer than the match itself.

With the victory, Ronda Rousey joins Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar as they only athletes to win titles in both the WWE and UFC.

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Watch The Most Violent Head Kick KO In WMMA Since Holm Vs. Rousey

Jenni Kivioja scored the huge KO kick en route to winning silver in a three day 8-woman tournament.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) just held its 2018 Senior European Championships in Bucharest, Romania over the week and the amateur tournament event featured one of the meanest kicks to the face since Holly Holm dethroned Ronda Rousey in 2016.

Finland’s Jenni Kivioja caught Sweden’s Jessica Forslund Reis with the fight stopping headkick at 2:38 of the first round in their women’s featherweight fight. Watch it now:

The fight was Kivioja’s first of three in as many days. She’d go on to beat Italy’s Fabiana Giampa on the scorecards in the semis before losing in the finals via decision to Germany’s Julia Dorney. That landed Kivioja a silver medal in her weightclass and a highlight that will live on forever.

A quick explanation on why Kivioja was fighting so often: the IMMAF dubs itself “the global governing body for amateur MMA, working for Olympic recognition” so their events are structured to simulate what Olympic MMA could look like. In this case, that’s fourteen weight classes worth of 8-fighter tournaments contested over three consecutive days of fighting.

Who knows how big of a role the IMMAF could play in MMA’s inclusion in the Olympics (if it ever happens at all). But it’s pretty cool that this massive amateur tournament worked out without half the competitors getting injured after day one.

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Cyborg Conspires With WWE Stars To Take Down Rousey

Worked shoot?

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has been laying waste to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) roster ever since she made her WrestleMania debut back in April.

So how can the pro wrestling “Divas” contend with a real life mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter? By employing the services of another combat sports powerhouse in the form of UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.

“Let me know Alexa Bliss if you need help training Judo takedown and armbar defense,” the Brazilian wrote on Twitter. Bliss was smashed by Rousey on Monday Night RAW, leading to a suspension of 30 days.

Her response:

Cyborg has a long history with Rousey, which started when the “Rowdy” one was still plying her trade under the UFC banner. At the time, that was the biggest fight to make in the women’s division, and perhaps all of MMA, but this happened first.

And this happened second.

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Ronda Rousey Steals The Show At WWE “Money In The Bank”

Former UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey entered the WWE with mixed reviews.

However, just months into her pro wrestling career, the former Olympian has propelled herself to the top of the list in terms of must-see TV.

On Sunday night, Rousey took on champion Nia Jax at the “Money in the Bank” event from just outside Chicago. And while she was unable to secure the title, Rousey earned raving reviews for her work:

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Watch Ronda Rousey Get Ragdolled By Nia Jax

Ronda Rousey just got a shot at the RAW women’s championship. Here’s how that went.

Ronda Rousey had her second full match in the WWE this Sunday at Money In The Bank, and it was another strong showing for the former UFC champion.

Rousey faced off against RAW women’s champion Nia Jax in a back and forth match that ended with Ronda seconds away from winning the belt with an armbar, only to have Alexa Bliss show up and smack her in the head with a briefcase to steal the win. Pro wrestling!

Rousey continues to impress for a greenhorn that’s new to the wrestling game. This was the first time she’s wrestled a full match sans tag partner, and she looked like she belonged in the co-main of a WWE pay-per-view. Nia Jax spent a good amount of the match beating on Ronda, and Rousey ragdolled realistically across her new stage, taking some huge bumps and selling them well.

Another highlight of the match featured Rousey tossing Jax with a legit judo throw. More of this please thank you!

But any MMA fan is going to have a hard time overlooking the ridiculous armbars Rousey was using through the match. For some reason the WWE has decided to cartoonify the submission, resulting in several eye rolling moments during the bout. Why they wouldn’t just do it, like, for realsies, I have no idea. But they don’t, and it is awful.

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Watch Ronda Rousey Get Ragdolled By Nia Jax

Ronda Rousey just got a shot at the RAW women’s championship. Here’s how that went.

Ronda Rousey had her second full match in the WWE this Sunday at Money In The Bank, and it was another strong showing for the former UFC champion.

Rousey faced off against RAW women’s champion Nia Jax in a back and forth match that ended with Ronda seconds away from winning the belt with an armbar, only to have Alexa Bliss show up and smack her in the head with a briefcase and steal her win. Pro wrestling!

Rousey continues to impress for a greenhorn that’s new to the wrestling game. Nia Jax spent a good amount of the match beating on Ronda, and Rousey ragdolled realistically across her new stage, taking some huge bumps and selling them well.

Another highlight of the match featured Rousey tossing Jax with a legit judo throw. More of this, please thank you!

But any MMA fan is going to have a hard time overlooking the ridiculous armbars Rousey was using through the match. For some reason the WWE has decided to cartoonify the submission, resulting in several eye rolling moments during the bout. Why they wouldn’t just do, like, for realsies, I have no idea. But they don’t, and it is awful.

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