The retired Marine was quite literally a weight on Rousey's shoulders, early in the first round, when she took Rousey's back and attempted to sink in a choke. Rousey tried to resist, so Carmouche turned it into a neck crank, and it was, shall we says, cranked.
Rousey, showing the heart of a champion, refused to tap. Her face twisted up and in pain, she managed to work one of Carmouche's hands free, and then free herself of Carmouche as a backpack. And then, and only then, she could go to work.
Finally, she spun to a headlock and hurt Carmouche with punches before setting up an armbar from the top. Time after time, we've seen the armbar as a quick finish for her, but Carmouche (8-3) held on to her threatened arm, refusing to let it go. Rousey worked a little at a time to get it free, throwing an occasional hammerfist from the top, then yanking, then repeating the process over and over. Finally, as the round ticked down to its final seconds, she pulled it free, and torqued the elbow, getting the tap.
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Ronda Rousey Vs. Liz Carmouche
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) - Fight was for the Bantamweight Title