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Ronda Rousey’s MMA Amateur Debut Showed How Ruthless She Was By Destroying Her Opponent In 23 Seconds

Ronda Rousey’s MMA Amateur Debut Showed How Ruthless She Was By Destroying Her Opponent In 23 Seconds

Ronda Rousey's MMA amateur debut against Hayden Munoz showed exactly why she was destined to become a legend in combat sports.

The 32-year-old had 14 professional MMA fights -- eight of which came in the UFC -- and started her amateur career with three matches.

And Rousey's amateur debut came in 2010 when she took on Munoz at Combat Fight League's Ground Zero in Oxnard, California.

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The 'Baddest Woman on the Planet,' who was wearing red and black, dodged one kick from her opponent before slamming her to the octagon's canvas.

While Munoz tried her best to turn the tables on Rousey, the UFC legend managed to wriggle free before she locked in her devastating armbar.

Rousey picked up a submission victory in 23 seconds and kick-started her path to MMA greatness in style.

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One fight fan that uploaded the footage to YouTube five days after the fight told viewers to be "sure to follow this girl" and said that she's "for real."

And years after she started to climb the MMA and UFC ladder fans returned to the footage to talk about the legend of 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey being born.

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YouTube user KikiDKey wrote: "And the Rowdy Beast was born..."

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While cere tomer added: "Poor Munoz. No one told her that Godzilla was making [an] MMA debut."

Another user said: "Some say that she's still in that cage looking for her arm."

And Truthseeker1 posted: "Ronda puts her judo training to good use. First she slams Munoz then nearly breaks her arm in two. Ronda ROCKS!!!"

Rousey, who is widely regarded as a pioneer for women in combat sport, became the first female fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

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The former women's bantamweight champ won six of her UFC fights before losing her final two matches against Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes.

But the ex-UFC superstar has been on hiatus since she lost the Raw Women's Championship in the all-women's main event at WrestleMania 35 against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

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Triple H, who expects Rousey to return to WWE, had an interesting theory on her tough ending in UFC.

Featured Image Credit: Combat Fight League

Topics: Baddest Woman on the Planet, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, Ronda Rousey, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]