After some crazy punches to start the fight, Ronda Rousey went to work getting Tate to the ground. No arm bar attempt but Rousey shows some striking as they get back to their feet. Tate gets Rousey on her back but Ronda’s guard is solid. Rousey looks like she could get a triangle choke in but she switches positions looking for an opening. She peppers Tate with some elbows.
It was a back and forth encounter for Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao to kick off the main card of UFC 168. Brandao looked to have the advantage early landing some kicks. Brandao actually landed a shot as Poirier fell and was in a down position. Brandao was able to get Poirier down but Dustin escaped to get to his feet.