Tips To Learn From The Gracie Breakdown Of Ronda Rousey vs Meisha Tate

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Ronda Rousey vs. Meisha Tate

The two faced each other for the first time in Strikeforce. Here, Rener and Ryron deconstructed how Ronda Rousey finished the armbar against Meisha Tate. 

Ronda Rousey started to throw Meisha Tate to the ground with her head and arm hip throw landing in kesa gatame position. With Meisha Tate having the underhook, Ronda Rousey addressed the potential threat for a back take by switching to the other side. She plants her head on the mats for base and then jumped her legs to the other side. 

Once on side mount, Ronda now has the cross face and an underhook on the far side arm. She the transitions to mount by placing her knee across the body until she secures full mount position. Ronda then unleashes some ground and pound while on full mount which Meisha Tate reacted by getting to turtle position. Ronda Rousey then flattens Meisha Tate on her back while she throws a couple of punches. Once Meisha Tate posts on her knees, Ronda Rousey then attacked the armbar on Meisha Tate’s left arm. 

Ronda Rousey placed her shin behind Tate’s ear and went belly down. She then hooks Tate’s leg in order to make Meisha Tate go parallel against her. This made it easier for Ronda Rousey to flip Meisha Tate. 

Meisha Tate then addressed the armbar threat by doing a mata leao grip defense. Ronda Rousey finished the armbar by sliding her arm from the elbow joint into the wrist. She then made a grip on her other hand creating what Rener refers to as “chopsticks”. What it does is remove the grip by the wrist. 

Once the arm is free, Ronda resumes the attack and hyperextended the arm with her feet crossed. She then maintains control on the wrist as she lifts her hip to add pressure on the arm. Meisha Tate then refused to tap and went for the hitch hike. To add pressure to the armbar, Ronda used her thigh as a fulcrum and torqued the arm to the side which gives her additional drop space. At this point, the arm dislocated and the fight was over. 

Ronda Rousey arm bar break down
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