Amanda Nunes knocks out Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds
Win or lose, UFC 207 headliner Ronda Rousey was going home with a disclosed payday of $3 million. Maybe it was fitting that Ronda Rousey‘s comeback, and perhaps her UFC career, ended in a matter of seconds. Prior to her first career loss, to Holly Holm in November 2015, she had finished off each of her previous four opponents in 66 seconds or less. Eleven of her 15 wins as a pro and amateur mixed martial artist came within the first minute of the first round. Rousey looked as unfamiliar in the Octagon on Friday as she did during the week leading up to the fight, when she continued her media boycott and refused to talk to MMA reporters who first covered her when no one knew who she was.
UFC women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes, right, scored the fastest knockout of her career, needing just 48 seconds to defeat Ronda Rousey in their main-event title bout Friday night at UFC 207. Rousey, walked out of the Octagon without assistance. She did not immediately address the cameras or media.
“Let’s stop this Ronda Rousey nonsense because this fight was everything about her but I’m the champion,” Nunes said. “I don’t understand why. It’s supposed to be everything about the champion and about the best in the world. Why did Ronda Rousey stop for a year and then come back and have everything? It’s not right.”
UFC 207 drew a $4.75 million live gate and a sell-out crowd of 18,533 at T-Mobile Arena, making it the most attended UFC event in Las Vegas.