I am still super pissed off at the arrogance of Ronda Rousey! Saying that basically if the planets align she could beat Cain Velasquez or anyone at anytime! Ridiculous! Any heavyweight even the worst in the roster would crush you with one punch! (See the article here about her arrogant comment)
I also don’t like her lack of professionalism on the ultimate fighter! I hope Miesha Tate destroys her and takes the title! She wasn’t the only one wrong Miesha and her team shouldn’t have been teasing her like a bunch of high school kids, but that’s kinda the crap they do on TUF. This was indeed the best season of TUF!!
Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey (7-0) squares off Saturday, Dec. 28, against Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (13-4) in the co-main event of UFC 168 and there will be plenty of fireworks in this UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship showdown.
This is the second fight in the rivalry between these two MMA women. The first bout took place in the Strikeforce promotion for the company’s women’s title and ended in the first round when Rousey forced Tate to submit via her signature armbar.
Now, after serving as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 18, the two combatants will go head-to-head once again with the championship on the line. The resulting in-ring war has fans genuinely excited about UFC 168 and its co-main event.
Here is all the vital viewing information and a full preview of Rousey vs. Tate 2.
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
When: Saturday, Dec. 28, at 10 p.m est
UFC 168 Odds and Predictions
Fighter 1 Odds Fighter 2 Odds Prediction
Anderson Silva -165 Chris Weidman (c) +135 Weidman via TKO
Ronda Rousey (c) -750 Miesha Tate +475 Rousey via Submission
Josh Barnett -210 Travis Browne +170 Barnett via TKO
Jim Miller -400 Fabrício Camoes +300 Miller via Decision
Dustin Poirier -230 Diego Brandao +180 Brandao via Decision
Betting information via Bovada.lv.
Co-Main Event Preview and Prediction
There is serious hype around the UFC Middleweight Championship rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, but there is just as much talk surrounding the women’s bantamweight title fight.
Rousey vs. Tate 2 should be a great co-main event.
These two MMA veterans first met March 3, 2012, in one of the highest-profile women’s fights in the sport’s history. With both stars drawing mainstream notoriety due to their elite ability and good looks, each has helped put the sport of women’s MMA on the map.
The rematch is also coming at the perfect time.
After the success of The Ultimate Fighter 18, Tate and Rousey have successfully told a backstory to this fight that even casual fans can enjoy. Rousey came off as a bully during the production of the competition show, and Tate looked like the down-to-earth person fans could relate to.
Rousey spoke to Jim Rome about why her opponent was put in this fight:
“Miesha has a nice ass and she has an ongoing rivalry with me and that’s the only reason she was picked for this fight. The rivalry is why she is even around. It’s not because of her athletic merit. She really has to play that part of it up (rivalry) because that’s all she really has. She has to make it personal because you can’t make it an athletic rivalry because there really is no comparison. I’m an Olympic athlete and she’s a high school wrestler.”
With weeks of interaction and tension, the frenzy over the title fight has reached a fever pitch. UFC fans have been forced to take sides in this match due to all of the well-publicized, pre-fight banter.
As much as this fight will draw fans to buy UFC 168, the action in the Octagon will not live up to the hype. Tate deserves credit for her elite wrestling, striking and submission work (it helped earn her 13 career wins), but there is no fighter in the sport more dominant right now than Rousey.
Rousey has seven career victories. While that doesn’t feel overly impressive, all have come via submission due to an armbar. Most credit her ability to force her opponents to tap out to her elite work in the sport of judo.
As one of the best female judoka in the world, Rousey will match Tate’s wrestling ability and use her momentum against her. If the challenger doesn’t shift her game plan of taking the fight to the ground early to a more stand-up-oriented mentality, the champion will dominate this fight as she did the first.
Tate is a great fighter, but Rousey is the most dangerous woman in the world.
Predicted Winner: Ronda Rousey via first-round submission.
You see what I mean about arrogant! Yes Ronda you are right Miesha does have a nice ass!
The reason this event is happening is because Anderson Silva was arrogant and cocky and got his ass beat! Keep being arrogant Ronda and you will suffer the same fate! The only difference is: Anderson is going to hand Weidman his head!
You forget Miesha had the title before you took it! Maybe she was cocky and lost it to you!
All I can say to Miesha is: “I hope you have been training nothing but Jiu Jitsu since your loss to Ronda in March of 2012!
Back to the Weidman fight! I have trained with Matt Serra black belts Joe Scarola and Tom Muller and they are both awesome! I really enjoyed rolling with Tom he has a gentle encouraging teaching style that allows you to grasp the knowledge without force.
Weidman is also a product of Matt therefore He has the best chance at beating Silva again. However; I believe Anderson Silva is going to come after him like a hungry dog and leave all his in ring bullshit at home where it belongs!
**Note to all fighters**
If you truly are a powerhouse like Iron Mike Tyson in his prime and you can finish your opponent in seconds especially after months of anticipation then do it!! That’s a real champion! That’s the best pound for pound champion that’s ever lived! Not some bullshit arrogant hot dog sticking his chin out and dancing around the ring!
You ever see Bas Rutten dance around the ring? You ever see Fedor dance around the ring?
Fedor is the best MMA fighter to ever step in the ring! However; he started in 2000 and just as Randy Couture he didn’t retire when he should have! And now people are talking shit!
When Fedor was on the top of his game no one could touch him! That’s the mark of a true champion!
If Weidman can defeat Silva again we may have another true champion in the making!
Good luck to Miesha and Weidman!
**Update** December 28th 2013
Well Ronda won! There were a few times the fight went back and forth! Miesha’s downfall was trying to throw Ronda and Ronda reversing it almost every time! That took a lot of wind out of her and Ronda eventually pulled her one and only move off! Her armbar. I want to see her try that with Cyborg!!
But the huge shock was the Weidman vs Anderson Silva match! Anderson was losing the entire time and was actually knocked out and for some reason the referee (I think it was herb dean wasn’t paying attention to him lol) didn’t step in and stop the fight! Which would have been a huge career saving move for Anderson Silva! Unfortunately; he didn’t stop it and a few minutes later Anderson threw a shitty low leg kick and Weidman blocked it with a perfect Muay Thai knee block and Anderson snapped his own shin bone (compound fracture, broke in half like a rubber leg!) on Weidman’s knee! Weidman obviously retains the title! Basically, ending Anderson’s career! Not only did he take Anderson’s title, but he also ended his career!
Good job a Weidman! I don’t like to see someone hurt themselves that bad! But Anderson just got best with the Karma stick for all the years of being cocky!
SHE GOT GAME
Which female athletes have shown an ability to play with the boys?
Ronda Rousey thinks she can beat UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Not in a race.
Not at a surfing contest.
Not in a who-can-hit-the-most-armbars-in-one-minute competition.
Rousey thinks she can beat Velasquez — the baddest man on the planet — in a fight. At MMA.
“In any given moment, under the right circumstance, I think it is possible,” Rousey told the Spanish-language newspaper Hoy (translated by Yahoo). “You cannot tell me that it is physically impossible. It is possible that in any given moment that I could beat him. I simply believe in my possibilities.”
Let’s hope something got lost in translation.
Never mind that Rousey, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, gives up around 100 pounds — or about one whole Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson — to Velasquez. Never mind that Velasquez is, you know, a trained fighter who is arguably the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time. Never mind that Rousey would have a difficult time beating any man who actually is her weight.
Ronda thinks she’s capable of anything. And maybe after the last year it’s hard to blame her. Since January, Rousey has debuted in the UFC, become one of the most popular fighters in the world, landed on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and been cast in two blockbuster movies — “Fast & Furious 7” and “The Expendables 3”.
Even before any of that, Rousey was undefeated without so much as a challenge. No woman has ever taken her past the first round. And prior to MMA, the 26-year-old was an Olympic bronze medalist in judo — the first woman from the U.S. to ever medal in the sport.
Ronda Rousey is one of the most incredible athletes on the face of the Earth — man or woman. But beating Velasquez? The guy who just ran roughshod over Junior dos Santos for almost five rounds? That’s a tough sell.
Unless of course Velasquez refuses to hit a woman. In which case, look for a first-round armbar finish.
First of all! What kind of crack is Ronda Rousey smoking? Whatever it is it seems like the writer of this article is smoking the same kind!
1. By no means is Cain the baddest man on the planet!
2. By no means is he arguably the greatest heavyweight champion of all time! He isn’t even in the running for that!
That still belongs to Fedor!
#1 – Fedor Emelianenko
Record: 31-4, 1 NC
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Record: 33-6-1, 1 NC
That’s just to name a few!
What about Bas Rutten Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva!
How can Cain 9-0 even be considered!
How bout Dan Severn! 101-19, 7 draws
Ok now back to Ronda’s crack dream!
First of all the fight would never happen because there is no Octagon big enough for Ronda & Cain and & Ronda’s ego for even saying this!
I hope Miesha tears her up and shuts her up!!
First off she’s using Cain as an example because he is the Current Heavyweight champ! What she is saying is of the planets align she can beat anyone!
The Current UFC Heavyweight Division tops out at 275lbs and Ronda’s division is 135lbs
Now lets say for example Cain can’t punch or kick Ronda because one full force shot will end her career and put her on life support!
Lets say for example they don’t grapple because one full force slam from a heavyweight with him landing on her will send her to the ICU and probably sever her spine!
Lets say for example they start on their knees!
Her wrestling an over 225lb fighter lets say she gets on top somehow because a 250lb fighter just lying on top of a 135lb girl is dead weight enough to immobilize her! Let alone him fighting back and applying grappling (Jiu Jitsu) techniques!
If she gets on top of him at 135lbs that’s like having a bare bones barbell on your chest! He will fling her halfway across the ring the second she gets on top!
The only way she will she can possibly win is: on the Fourth of July, between 3:55 and 4 PM during a hailstorm with a stampede of wild elephants running through his house with one baby zebra!
Ronda needs to keep fighting the little boys in the new baby divisions of the UFC and stop thinking she can hang with the big boys! Because its not going to happen!
Wait a min she can have Sex with Cain in the cowgirl position (she’s on top) and when he’s about to cum; sucker punch him with a pair of brass knuckles! There you Ronda wins!
Maybe that’s what she was talking about? If not she’s definitely smoking crack!!
WAKE UP! Give up your delusions and face your fear! Stop running from Cyborg! She will crush you! Ronda has fought in Cristiane Cyborg Justino’s featherweight division before! But she has lowered weight and entered the UFC to hide from Cyborg and refuses to fight her!
It’s amazing to me that Rhonda is talking about her beating Cain. Who’s a heavyweight man. But she won’t go to a weight where she has fought other fights at. And challenge the best female fighter in the world. Not being cocky. But I believe that this Being one athlete at the top And many agree. Yet she will put cains name in her mouth,and not mine. She is a actress after all. Talking about a fantasy fight. When there’s a super fight right in front of her. Yet she talks about fantasy.
Before I get my balls busted lets get something straight! I used to like Ronda before she started opening her mouth and her ego blew the fuck up!
I hope Miesha destroys her and puts her ego in check! Then I will probably like her again!
Strikeforce: Dan Henderson defeats Fedor Emelianenko via first round TKO! Put the fork in Fedor his Career is done!
Dan Henderson defeats Fedor in the 1st round via TKO
This marks Fedor’s 3rd consecutive loss!
Is this sudden doom for Fedor’s Career?
As Kenny Rogers said: you gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, know when to run!
Fedor should run away from MMA! Instead of going out as argue-ably the best ever invincible MMA machine, he is going to end his career as ehhhh… He was an ok fighter. The same goes for Randy Couture! Know when to fold em!!
Yes, you are still making money, but at the expense of your credibility. Do as other aging sports figures have done and do commentary or coaching. Focus on your clothing line. And to think Fedor wanted a piece of the UFC just to fight for them. I said it back then and reinforce it now! Good move UFC for not accepting that raw deal! The last two losses Fedor had goes to show that you need ground skills aka BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Japanese Jujitsu. This loss goes to show that he is just too old and too out of shape.
Fedor take the above advice and move on!
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