Full fight video: Is Marina Mokhnatkina Russia's Ronda Rousey?

Sure, invoking the name of Ronda Rousey can easily be seen as a bit of a gimmick, but with four wins in less than six minutes of total cage time, Marina Mokhnatkina may be worthy of a comparison.

Like, Rousey, Mokhnatkina established herself at the highest level of a single discipline – in her case, sambo rather than judo. At 29, Mokhnatkina is a six-time Russian champion, two-time European champion and, most importantly, a four-time world champion, which is the highest level of the sport, with sambo not recognized as an Olympic sport.

Mokhnatkina is now focused on MMA, and she turned pro in June 2016 and quickly racked up four first-round submission wins – two by armbar, one by Achilles lock and, most recently, a kneebar.

On Feb. 22, Mokhnatkina (4-0) faces Liana Jojua (5-2) at Fight Nights Global 83 in Moscow, with the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight title on the line. Can Mokhnatkina keep her impressive streak alive and become a pioneer in the women’s game in her native Russia?

Ahead of that FNG 83 clash, check out Mokhnatkina’s most recent victory, a 58-second submission win over Karine Silva, courtesy of FNG, above.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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