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Ronda Rousey congratulates UFC debutant Kay Hansen on armbar win

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Kay Hansen caught the attention of Ronda Rousey when she won her UFC debut by submission.

UFC Fight Night: Hansen v Frey Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Former longtime UFC bantamweight champion and hall of famer Ronda Rousey has congratulated Kay Hansen for winning her UFC debut by submission.

Hansen (7-3) defeated Jinh Yu Frey by third-round submission on the prelims of UFC Vegas 4 this past weekend. The 20-year-old Hansen became the second-youngest fighter on the UFC roster when she was signed to the promotion last week from Invicta FC. Only featherweight Chase Hooper is younger, being born a month after Hansen.

Known her for highly skilled grappling abilities, Rousey was impressed with what she saw from Hansen as she congratulated her post-fight.

“Congratulations looking forward to seeing more from you! Nice armbar” Rousey wrote.

In the fight, Hansen improved after losing on the feet in the first round taking the fight to the mat in the second. She was able to get into a position in the third round to secure the armbar and force a tap out of Yu Frey.

Before the fight, it was revealed that a $37,000 bet was placed on Hansen to win. On her way home from Las Vegas, Hansen came across the bettor in the airport posting a picture of the two on her Twitter account.

Meanwhile, Rousey has not officially retired from MMA but it looks highly unlikely she will ever make a return. “Rowdy” last fought in December 2016 losing to Amanda Nunes by first-round stoppage.