UFC Newcomer Kay Hansen Receives Praises From Ronda Rousey On Her Armbar Win

After her submission win at UFC on ESPN 12, Kay Hansen received props from her idol, Ronda Rousey on twitter. The 20-year-old also made a smart bettor $20000 richer.

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Throughout her accomplished career, Ronda Rousey inspired and empowered a lot of women. She was the first female superstar of the UFC and single-handedly revived women MMA. Kay Hansen was once one of those girls looking at Rousey and aspiring to be like her. And in her first UFC fight, she delivered. After a mostly observative performance, she cracked the code in the third round and finished Jinh Yu Frey with a slick armbar, Rousey’s signature move.

After the fight, Rousey tweeted at Hansen:

Hansen, who took the fight on six days notice is now the second-youngest fighter in the roster. She suffered a few cuts during the fight and will now be under a medical suspension, but she has made a name for herself.

“I’ve been getting stitched up this whole time, so I haven’t even had a chance to even look at my phone yet, but that’s awesome – veterans supporting young guns,” Hansen said afterward. “It’s all a cycle, and there’s going to be little girls under me one day, and I think it’s great that we support each other that way.”

Another interesting story revolving around her fight was the $37000 bet placed on her that earned the bettor $20000. It was reported by Darren Rovell.

“I don’t know who did it, but that’s a lot of money to bet on someone making their UFC debut,” she said. “But congrats, I guess. … It didn’t put any pressure on me because that’s your choice. I’m not responsible for fulfilling that, but it is cool to see people putting that kind of faith in me.”

Published on June 28, 2020 at 6:23 pm
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