The animosity was deep heading into the UFC 168 co-main event with Ronda Rousey defending the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship in a rematch against Miesha Tate.
The fight begins with Rousey and Tate not touching gloves. Both fighters rush each other with punches. Rousey lands a throw, but Tate gets up. Rousey lands a knee and pushes Tate against the cage. Rousey trips Tate. Tate tries a triangle armbar and Rousey slams tate. Tate gets up and lands a takedown. Tate landing a few shots on the ground. Rousey trying for a triangle armbar.
Rousey gets up and Tate tries for a takedown. Tate gets the better of a punching exchange and Rousey lands two judo throws and allows Tate up. Tate throws a right and stuffs the judo throw attempt by Rousey and the round ends.
BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 1 for Rousey.
The round begins with Rousey tripping down tate and allows her to get up. Rousey lands a judo throw tries to get into side control, but Tate gets up. Rousey has tate pressed against the cage, with Rousey landing shots. The champion then lands another judo throw and into side control. Rousey trying an armbar, but Rousey gets into mount and landing shots. Rousey locks in the armbar but Tate gets out and almost to her feet.
Fight back to the ground and Rousey keeps trying for the armbar and now Rousey is landing more body shots to end the round.
BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 2 for Rousey, 10-9.
Round starts with Rousey working the clinch against the cage. Rousey scores a judo throw, but Tate rolls over, but Rousey rolls back over and scores the armbar and Tate taps out.
Ronda Rousey defeats Miesha Tate by third round submission (armbar) at 0:58 to retain the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.