On Friday, December 30, 2016, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (12-2) made her long-awaited return to the Octagon against Amanda “Lioness” Nunes (14-4).
Unfortunately for Rousey and her fans, the extended amount of time away from the sport since her first loss at the hands of Holly Holm did not help.
Nunes wasted no time hitting Rousey with a two piece and a biscuit, stunning the former Bantamweight champion with a barrage of punches before the referee, Herb Dean, stepped in to save Rousey from any more punishment.
Nunes officially took home the TKO victory at 48 seconds of Round 1.
After back-to-back losses that exposed her inability to stand up and fight, Rousey will likely retire.
For Nunes, this marks two consecutive victories over two big names–her title victory came against Miesha Tate where Tate announced her retirement shortly after.
Photos courtesy of Bleacher Report
Alejandro "Alex" Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.