UFC 207: Amanda Nunes destroys Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds to retain title

Amanda Nunes made shot work of former champion Ronda Rousey, earning a quick 48-second TKO win at UFC 207 Friday evening.

Nunes hurt Rousey to the body early, then teed off with strikes to the face, that wobbled Rousey against the cage, forcing referee Herb Dean to call the fight less than a minute into the opening frame.

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Cody Garbrandt and Dominick Cruz earned Fight-of-the-Night honours, while Nunes and Alex Garcia earned performances of the night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus.

Kenai Andrews shares his thoughts.

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS

ALEX OLIVEIRA VS TIM MEANS 

UFC 207

WINNER: NO CONTEST (ILLEGAL KNEES) R1 3:33

ANDREWS PREDICTION: TIM MEANS VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Means was getting the better of Cowboy until he landed some “illegal” later reviewed and thought to be legal by Joe Rogan and Marc Ratner. This one needs to be redone.

TSN 3 PRELIMS 

BRANDON THATCH VS NIKO PRICE

UFC 207

WINNER: NIKO PRICE VIA SUBMISSION R1 4:30

ANDREWS PREDICTION: NIKO PRICE VIA TKO

Andrews: Everyone knows Thatch’s weakness is the ground and Price smartly got the fight there, locked in the arm triangle and it was all over. Another disappointing performance for Thatch, he needs to improve his ground game as soon as possible.

MIKE PYLE VS ALEX GARCIA

UFC 207

WINNER: ALEX GARCIA VIA TKO

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ALEX GARCIA VIA TKO R1 3:34

Andrews: What a knockout by Garcia. A right hand right down the pike as Pyle was moving in for a kick. Picture perfect and somebody better compensate Garcia for that one.

ANTONIO CARLOS JUNIOR VS MARVIN VETTORI 

UFC 207

WINNER: ANTONIO CARLOS JUNIOR VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ANTONIO CARLOS JUNIRO VIA SPLIT-DECISION

Andrews: After a round of eye pokes, ACJ overcame a good second round by Vettori to control him in the last round. Not a barnburner of a fight, to be honest.

#6 JOHNY HENDRICKS VS #8 NEIL MAGNY

UFC 207

WINNER: NEIL MAGNY VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: NEIL MAGNY VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: I thought Hendricks won, but the activeness of Magny won him the fight.

MAIN CARD 

#12 LOUIS SMOLKA VS #13 RAY BORG

UFC 207

WINNER: RAY BORG VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: LOUIS SMOLKA VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Borg was just too strong and fast for Smolka, who didn’t give up but couldn’t mount much offence.

#9 DONG HYUN KIM VS #12 TAREC SAFFIEDINE

UFC 207

WINNER: DONG HYUN KIM VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: DONG HYUN KIM VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: I thought Saffiedine won with his kicks and offence and Stun Gun didn’t seem to get much offence in despite chasing down Saffiedine most of the fight. I guess The Sponge was back pedalling too much.

#1 TJ DILLASHAW VS #2 JOHN LINEKER

UFC 207

WINNER: TJ DILLASHAW VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: TJ DILLASHAW VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: TJ just picked apart Lineker and never let him land that power punch.  Great win for TJ.

DOMINICK CRUZ VS #5 CODY GARBRANDT

UFC 207

WINNER: CODY GARBRANDT VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (48-46, 48-47, 48-46)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: DOMINICK CRUZ VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: An almost flawless performance by Cody Garbrandt , especially in the fourth where he knocked Cruz down multiple times. He didn’t back down and earned the win.

MAIN EVENT

AMANDA NUNES VS RONDA ROUSEY

UFC 207

WINNER: AMANDA NUNES VIA TKO R1 0:48

ANDREWS PREDICTION: AMANDA NUNES VIA TKO

Andrews: Flawless victory by Nunes, just beating Ronda with strikes until referee Herb Dean had to step in. It was embarrassing.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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