The record will show that Ronda Rousey kept her first-round armbar streak alive at UFC 157. If only it was as easy as it looks in print.
After weeks of buildup, after countless interviews and global publicity, Rousey had a world of pressure on her. The UFC women’s division, after all, was conceived largely in part due to her, and its continued existence is fairly dependent on her success. That — along with 12-to-1 favorite status — was the weight on her shoulders.