On July 5th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship with a truly dominating performance. 16 seconds into round 1, Ronda recorded the second fastest title defense in UFC history with her win over challenger Alexis Davis.
Ronda’s dominating performance came at a cost. What was the cost you ask? 11 stitches to be exact. But that did not keep her from meeting with the winners of her charity auction held last month that went to benefit St. John the Baptiste Church and the American Youth Soccer Organization. Those winning bids got to collect their autographed items from Ronda in person during a private event held at the House of Blue’s in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The grand prize winner of the Xyience & Armbar Nation UFC 175 contest also won a special invite to the Ronda Rousey meet and greet along with her 2 tickets to UFC 175. Thanks to our good friend Aimee Wenske who is the Brand and Social Media Manager for Xyience, everyone in attendance was treated to free drinks courtesy of Xyience. All of the winners had the opportunity to connect with Ronda in a truly personal environment. They were able to get their own personal items autographed, ask questions, and meet the whole family. In the spirit of giving, one of the winners actually donated back her autographed item to allow Ronda to auction it off again and raise more money for a future charity.
Armbar Nation, Xyience, and Ronda Rousey would like to thank everyone who was there today. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and we are very thankful for all of your support.
Check out the Top 10 Fastest Title Defenses in UFC History here:
1. 0:15 – Andrei Arlovski def. Paul Buentelo, UFC 55, 10/7/05
2. 0:16 – Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis, UFC 175, 7/5/14
2. 0:16 – Frank Shamrock def. Kevin Jackson, Ultimate Japan 1, 12/21/97
4. 0:22 – Frank Shamrock def. Igor Zinoviev, UFC 16, 3/13/98
5. 0:32 – Tito Ortiz def. Evan Tanner, UFC 30, 2/23/01
6. 0:47 – Andrei Arlovski def. Tim Sylvia, UFC 51, 2/5/05
7. 0:49 – Vitor Belfort def. Randy Couture, UFC 46, 1/31/04
8. 0:50 – Frank Mir def. Tim Sylvia, UFC 48, 1/19/04
9. 1:04 – Junior Dos Santos def. Cain Velasquez, UFC on Fox 1, 11/12/11
10. 1:06 – Ronda Rousey def. Sara McMann, UFC 170, 2/22/14