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UFC 184: The Three Stars Of The Show

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Ronda Rousey’s name generated the majority of the headlines this past weekend after her incredible 14-second performance in the main event of UFC 184 over Cat Zingano.

And rightfully so.

But with six other finishes on the night, there is plenty to look back upon.

Here’s a look at three of the stars of the show, including the reigning UFC female queen, of course:

Ronda Rousey

It would be silly to neglect Rousey just because of all the hype and attention she’s earned for herself.

After catching Zingano’s crazy flying knee, it was all over for the No. 1 challenger. Rousey locked up the arm and earned the quick submission – her fastest to date and the fastest in UFC history for a title fight.

Many believe Cris “Cyborg” Justino is the only worthy challenger to her reign, but Miesha Tate, Bethe Correia and a few others feel that is not the case.

Regardless, until somebody really tests Rousey – which Tate did for a little bit in their most recent meeting – she will be in a category all to herself.

Tony Ferguson

The background on Tony Ferguson is that of a wrestler. He was a state champion in Michigan twice and claimed a national title at the NCWA level before becoming The Ultimate Fighter on Season 13.

But “El Cucuy” is so much more than just a wrestler, as he showed by submitting Gleison Tibau in under three minutes.

Ferguson has strung together a five-fight win streak that includes four finishes – three of which have been submissions. He’s downed Abel Trujillo, Danny Castillo, Katsunori Kikuno and Mike Rio, but his latest accomplishment is the best yet.

Tim Means

This final “star” was tough to narrow down, as Roan Carneiro, Alan Jouban and Jake Ellenberger all had strong performances, as well. But, Tim Means might have looked the best.

Means earned his third straight win and improved to 5-1 in his last six by systematically picking apart Ultimate Fighter finalist Dhiego Lima.

Since returning to the UFC last year and falling via decision to the red-hot Neil Magny, the “Dirty Bird” has flown above Lima, Marcio Alexandre and Hernani Perpetuo.