Ronda Rousey KOs Bethe Correia in just 34sec.

Ronda Rousey is quickly becoming one of the most iconic athletes in sports. On a night when many of the biggest superstars from sports and entertainment, including NBA stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, NFL star Aaron Rodgers, and actors Sylvester Stallone and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson were tweeting to her to wish her luck, she rose to the occasion yet again. She needed only 34 seconds this time to retain her women's bantamweight title over Bethe Correia, but this wasn't the same old Rousey. Her striking, which some said was her weakness, led her to the one-sided victory in the main event of UFC 190 at HSBC Arena Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rousey's striking overwhelmed Correia, whose striking had led her to a 9-0 mark entering the bout. But Rousey ripped Correia with clean, hard shots and finished it with a right to the temple. Correia fell on her face as referee John McCarthy quickly stopped it. It was four seconds longer than the combined time of her two previous wins -16 seconds over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 and 14 seconds over Cat Zingano at UFC 184 -- but in the manner of finish, it was probably her most impressive. The 28-year-old champion dedicated her win to WWE legend Roddy Piper, who died a day earlier. The Santa Monica native improved to 11 wins with nine submissions and two knockouts with no defeats. Hometown hero Correia, meanwhile, absorbed her first loss with nine victories. Rousey's last three fights have lasted a combined 64 seconds.
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