Strikeforce Video: Ronda Rousey Armbars Sarah Kaufman In 54 Seconds

Ronda Rousey was able to quickly and impressively defend her Strikeforce title last night with an armbar submission in only 54 seconds. Sarah Kaufman came into the fight as a considerable underdog, but I don't know that anyone expected it to be quite that easy for the champion.

The win was Rousey's sixth career victory, all by armbar. The most incredible thing is that, at 54 seconds, this was the second longest fight of Rousey's career.

Here are the ESPN video highlights for the bout:

Here's how the action was called during the Bloody Elbow live blog:

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman - Round 1 - Rousey coming forward throwing and she gets inside and gets a takedown and has mount. Rousey looking for the armbar already. Kaufman defending well so far but Rousey staying on the arm and there's the tap. Good lord, she is incredible. Ronda Rousey wins by submission (armbar), round 1.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker