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WATCH: Rousey rocked by Nunes in 48-second demolition job

Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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31st December, 2016
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It only took 48 seconds for reigning champ Amanda Nunes to deal returning former title-holder Ronda Rousey a winning, and possibly career-ending blow.

Nunes took the lead early in the fight and didn’t let up, recording a dominant victory that saw the referee call a stoppage even though Rousey was still on her feet.

It could spell the end of Rousey’s once-dominant career, given such a disappointing result after her 13-month hiatus since losing her title to Holly Holm in November 2015.