‘Ultimate Fighter’ Season 18: Ronda Rousey Submits Miesha Tate at UFC 168

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ufc 168 rhonda rousey fight ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Season 18: Ronda Rousey Submits Miesha Tate at UFC 168

The real answer to the season-long question of Team Rousey vs. Team Tate on The Ultimate Fighter season 18 was finally revealed tonight at UFC 168 as Ronda Rousey submitted Miesha Tate in round 3 of their highly-anticipated rematch, continuing Rousey’s reign as the undefeated Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship 168 featured great fights, quick wins – not to mention Anderson Silva potentially ended his career with a horrific broken leg – and to everyone’s surprise, it was ultimately Rousey and Tate’s fight that lasted longest during the PPV event. Up until now, Rousey had defeated all of her opponents in the first round with an armbar. One thing changed; one thing didn’t.

In The Ultimate Fighter season 18, the true venom behind the bitter rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate was revealed throughout all 14 episodes, turning many fans against the once loved Rousey. After an impressive 3 rounds of Tate fighting off Rousey’s favorite move, the UFC’s new villainess was finally able to secure her infamous armbar on Miesha Tate, and Tate quickly tapped to prevent Rousey from breaking her arm once again.

ultimate fighter season 18 ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Season 18: Ronda Rousey Submits Miesha Tate at UFC 168

Still, even though the end result is the most important, Tate put up an impressive fight again Rousey for 3 rounds, pushing her past her first round win record, and she also manage to get herself out of the first armbar that Rousey put her in during round 2. Impressive, yes – but Tate’s performance wasn’t enough for Rousey to put bad blood aside and shake Tate’s hand after being declared the winner, and that’s when the boos started.

While not everyone may have been happy with Rousey winning (or Rousey refusing to shake her hand), she did take the time while being interviewed after the fight to sincerely compliment Tate on her performance in tonight’s fight – which should be considered a big step after Rousey made sure Tate knew how much she disliked her in each episode of the season.

The Ultimate Fighter season 18 may finally be over, but the rivalry between Rousey and Tate still remains, and though it’s very unlikely that either will be coaching another season of the Fox Sports 1’s again, fans of Rousey can get ready to watch her defend her title on February 22, 2014, against Sara McMann at UFC 170.


The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia (season 19) premieres January 14, 2014 on Fox Sports 1.

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  1. Damn guys why put the fight result right there in the headline !!?!?!!?!?

    • WTF??? Seriously Screenrant…. some of us had that to watch later and you just ruined the results by putting it in the headline! 3 rounds… that was most likely an epic fight and now I have zero interest in watching… Thanks Alot.

  2. Woah! Screenrant reviews MMA fights? Is this because Rousey is in EXP3?

    • Because of this season of The Ultimate Fighter!

    • I was going to write something along the same lines on here as well. Then, I thought about it… So many sports sites have begun reviewing/mentioning movies, tv shows, and including pop culture references – ad nauseum, why can’t Screen Rant do a UFC review?

      If Screen Rant ever wants to cover college football I’ll sign up for that! I can even get a press pass and cover SEC media days.

      • …nnnnNNNEEEEEEERRRRDSSSssss…

    • Rousey – Tate and Ultimate Fighter ain’t got nothin on the Main event. The article should have referenced that with the movie Undisputed.

  3. Pretty bummed that this was the last we’ll probably see of Anderson Silva.
    That’s one of if not thee nastiest injuries I’ve seen in any sport.

    • sad way to end a career indeed i was shocked

    • I remember Sid Vicious breaking his leg the same way back in WCW. Took him years to be able to walk properly with a cane, several more years to walk without one.

      Shame there’s a spoiler there in the title because I actually forgot the show was on and wanted to try and Youtube the Rousey/Tate fight after finding out via Otep that I’d missed it but no need now I know who won.

  4. Miesha Tate is soft that was an easy one for Ronda

    • Even a “soft ” Miesha Tate can kick your a55 in less than 5 seconds.

      • Yep. Considering Tate was once in that cross armbreaker for longer than most guys I’ve put in one, despite dislocating her elbow seconds after being locked into the hold, I’d say Miesha’s tougher than most people here, myself included.

      • LOL…I have MMA skills, maybe she can kick my ass
        but I will end up doing Freaky moves

        • Sounds like you’re the one slipping in statements about skills you apparently have that no one asked or cares about.

          “…armbreaker for longer than most guys I’ve put in one….”

          “I mean, I know some amateur wrestling holds and submissions that could pop joints easily and even created one of my own via a modification of an existing hold…”

          Save it, cool guy.

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      • “Even a ‘soft’ Miesha Tate can kick your a55 in less than 5 seconds.”

        I suppose we can’t say certain directors are lousy since their directing skills are better than ours, eh Kryptonic?

  5. damn too bad for Silva not gonna see a GSP vs. Silva fight

    Canada vs. Australia should be good

  6. sure these are the things I come to screen rant for….

    • 1) It’s a major event involving the much anticipated rivalry being showcased on the hit reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter.

      2) Screenrant writes and talks about TV all the time in articles and podcasts.

      3) No one made you click on the article.

      4) No one at Screenrant is obligated to cater to what you want.

  7. Ok, I’m going to say it.

    Either of these two UFC fighters would make a great Wonder Woman. Rousey would have to dye her hair. Tate wouldn’t have to do anything besides putting on the costume.

    The acting skills they can learn on the fly…… Besides WW will barely be in B vs. S anyway.

  8. Dam, doing mma fights now? I like it. Last nights card was awesome, sucks about Silva’s leg, didnt get to see a clean finish. Ronda looked great, dominated Tate. Browne destroyed Barnett, Miller nice armbar, Dustin smashed Brandao.

    Great card.

  9. This is awesome! Happy to see some Ronda Rousey/MMA love on Screenrant.

  10. I don’t watch a lot of UFC but I know who’s who and who’s good and who’s not. It’s a shame to see a legend like Silva go out like that. UFC says they are not ruling him out on making a comeback but they are also saying it would be a tough comeback if he decided to try. Silva is done imo. That would be the smart thing to do. Trying to make a comeback at 40 and people knowing to go for that spot would just be depressing and a disgrace because there is no way he would ever be back on top of his game. That had to be the ugliest break I have ever seen. Still cringe from thinking about it. Just bow out Silva. You had a great career man. You passed a torch last night even though you didn’t want to.

  11. Over all a great undercard and main card fight. I saw Rousey taking Tate, I honestly thought Leiben was going to come out on top, every fight up to this one he looked good and like he was back. Just sad to see Silva retire with fighting GSP. Love him or hate him, still one of the greats.

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