Found August 20, 2012 on
The best part of having a spectacular submission cap off a night of mixed martial arts action is knowing Ryron and Rener Gracie will soon be releasing a video explaining to us layman exactly how the tap out was executed.
In the latest edition of “Gracie Breakdown,” the grappling gurus walk fans through Ronda Rousey’s (Pictured) armbar submission victory over Sarah Kaufman.
While it only took Rousey all of 54 seconds to force Kaufman to cry uncle, the Gracies reveal there was plenty going on during that span that us amateurs failed to recognize.
Not only did they explain everything Rousey did right, but they showed what Kaufman did wrong.
Take notes, female bantamweights. This lesson was a freebie, the next one will cost you.
Please click the media player below to watch Gracie 101:
BEST OF MAXIM
Ronda Rousey is tough, candid and a little bit scary. There's not a lot of people that would enjoy stepping into the cage with Rousey, especially when the MMA champ is as focused as she is for her upcoming fight with Sarah Kaufman. The actual match will go down in San Diego on Saturday night, but the fighting words are already out in the open, with Rousey making some rather terrifying...
It was over in just 54 seconds. Under a minute is how long is took defending Strikeforce women't bantamweight champion -- and 2008 Olympian -- Ronda Rousey to take out her newest oppontent, Sarah Kaufman in the first defense of her title. Rousey submitted Kaufman with her signature armbar, following a series of jabs and a takedown to open the bout. Rosey moves her career record...
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Pictured) should be sporting a giant Kool-Aid smile. The former Strikeforce middleweight champ pocketed a cool $94,000 for just 41 seconds of work this past Saturday.
Despite serving as the event’s biggest superstar, bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey earned only $40,000 for submitting Sarah Kaufman in the show’s featured attraction. Half of Rousey’s...
Another fight, another 1stRound armbar submission victory for Strikeforce bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey (Pictured). Everyone knew what the “Rowdy” one’s bread and butter move was, yet just 54 ticks into Saturday’s scrap against Sarah Kaufman, the division’s former champion, Kaufman was crying uncle from the same maneuver that Rousey forced her other five victims to tap...
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza picked up the biggest pay check this weekend, earning $94,000 at Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman”. Headliner Ronda Rousey garnered the second biggest pay day at $40,000.
“Jacare” scored a first-round knockout over Derek Brunson, while Rousey picked up her sixth straight first-round submission win to remain undefeated and retain her...
Ronda Rousey submitted Sarah Kaufman in 54 seconds to retain her Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship on Saturday, and she called Cyborg Santos after the win.
“First of all I need to send out a challenge to miss Cyborg out there,” said Rousey, who began ranting instead of answering a question about arm bars from Mauro Ranallo. “People want to see you have the first...
• Light Heavyweight Bout: Ovince St. Preux (12-5) knocks out T.J. Cook (12-5) with a left hook from the 20th row (Round 3, 0:20). Cook just couldn't take anymore. He may have been KO'ed in the first and ended the round throwing some haymakers putting OSP in some danger of his own. Cook came out in the 3rd looking like death. His team put him in danger by even letting...
Ronda Rousey is defending her title tonight against Sarah Kaufman, but made some time for a fan while running in to the Coffee Bean. Rousey is the envy of women fighters and the desire of men fans all around the world. Will Sarah’s arm last through the night?
Rousey Rocks Deamau5
Get To Know Kaufman
Horse semen injections and death threats. Welcome to your typical fight week with "Rowdy" Ronda Jean Rousey.
Tonight the talks ends when Rousey and Kaufman enter the cage. But before we learn whether or not the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight title will remain in California, or head back to British Columbia, let's relive the week in quoteables.