Rousey tries to emulate Fedor when she fights

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ronda Rousey is a perfect 7-0 in professional MMA, and overall 9-0 in her career, with nine first round submissions by armbar. Seven of those armbars have been before the first minute of the first round. The feat is unrivaled in mixed martial arts.

Fedor Emelianenko was at one-time considered the best heavyweight on the planet, winning 28 bouts in a row over eight years. Emelianenko was an inspiration to Rousey, who tries to do her best to emulate him in her fights:

“My favorite fighter to watch ever I would say is Fedor Emelianenko,” Rousey said during a Facebook chat sponsored by Metro PCS on Wednesday.

“He’s always going to be my favorite.  It was the first highlight reel I ever saw of MMA.  I loved his style and how he came from a Judo-Sambo background, and I really try to emulate his style every time that I fight,” said Rousey.

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