Rousey To Face Her Best Challenger at UFC 184!
On Saturday Night, February 28, 2015, UFC 184 will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. It will be the first time that women's fights dominate the top two events. Both the Main Event and the Co-Main Event will display 4 of the best female MMA fighters ever to face off in the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon. Let's take a look at these 2 match-ups.
The Main Event
Ronda Rousey Vs Cat Zingano
Ronda Rousey (10-0) is the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is considered to be the best pound for pound female fighter in the world. Rousey is a trash talker who has won 8 of her 10 fights by armbar. She is 28 years old, stands 5'7" tall, and weighs in at 135 pounds. Her last fight took place in July 2014 where she knocked out Alexis Davis in a mere 16 seconds. Rousey is the overall favourite in this fight, but if anyone can bring her down it is Cat Zingano.
Cat Zingano (9-0) is the best challenger Ronda Rousey has ever confronted in the octagon. She stands in at 5'7" tall, she is 32 years old, and weighs in at 135 pounds. Her last fight took place in September 2014 when she knocked out Amanda Nunes. In her 9 wins she has won 5 by knockout, 3 by submission, and 1 by decision. She is the underdog in this fight, but she has the heart of a tiger. She is the only female fighter in the UFC with children. Do not be surprised if she puts up a good fight on Saturday night.
Holly Holm Vs Raquel Pennington
Holly Holm (7-0) is making her UFC debut on Saturday Night. She stands in at 5'8", weighs 135 pounds, and is 33 years old. She was a professional female boxer from 2002-2013. She was 39-2-3 in her boxing career. 6 of her 7 fights in MMA have come by knockout. 5 of those 6 were the result of leg kicks. Her last fight took place in April 2014 with a knockout of Juliana Werner. She is the favourite in this fight and considered by many to be the next big challenger for Champion Ronda Rousey.
Raquel Penningtion (5-4) is a sturdy fighter known for charging in and taking the fight to her challengers. This may not be her best style choice against Holly Holm. Raquel stands in at 5'7", weighs 135 pounds, and is 26 years old. Her last fight was in December 2014 when she won with a bulldog choke over Ashlee Evans-Smith in the 1st round. Pennington is a big underdog here, but if she fights a smart fight she could pull off an upset.
Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm should exit these fights victorious on Saturday Night setting up the next UFC Women's Event. However, stranger things have happened. It only takes one mistake, one punch, one kick, or one slip to change everything. Until we meet again may your betting be better and remember to always be a good sport.