The UFC started bouncing back from a lackluster 2014 early this year, but with the steroid scandal from UFC 183, it’s back on a rocky road. UFC 184 isn’t a great fight card, but the main event, Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano has MMA fans excited. Love Ronda Rousey or hate her, everyone wants to see whether the hype is real. She’s easily handled every challenge in the UFC ! But now, Cat Zinging is the looking like the fighter that will present the toughest challenge yet. Let’s take a closer look at these fighters, and then I’ll make my fight pick for UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano.
Cat Zingano is not just a fighter they’re tossing in for Ronda Rousey to maul. Zingano hasn’t lost a fight as a professional MMA fighter. She’s 9-0 and a bonafied finisher! Zingano has 5 KO/TKO’s and 3 submission victories on her resume. Her MMA skills are well rounded and her strength and conditioning program is top notch!
After beating Meisha Tate in April of 2013, Zingano was supposed to be next in line to get a crack at Ronda Rousey but a knee injury sidelined her for over a year. She erased any doubts that the knee injury would be a problem when she came back last September and finished off a tough Amanda Nunes. Now she gets the title shot she’s been waiting for!
Ronday Rousey put womens MMA on the map and she’s kept it there with an undefeated record of 10-0. Rousey is an absolute beast in the cage! Nine of her ten pro fights have not made it past the first round. Eight of her fist 10 fights ended with an armbar submission. Fighters finally caught on to the armbar, so what did Rousey do? Well, she just kept on winning adding a KO and TKO to round out her last 2 fights.
Ronday Rousey is a grappling wizard with world class Judo skills that she’s used to easily toss around her opponents. She came into MMA with those skills and has since added a stand up striking arsenal that has nullified any opponents stand up perceived advantage. Rousey is the queen of the MMA jungle right now. With exceptional skills and fight experience at the highest level, she’s looking unbeatable.
Look for this fight to be rough and tough, but watch for Rousey to overcome any fire power Zingano throws at her. Sooner or later, Rousey will get into the clinch and begin to overwhelm Zingano. Rousey will take control of the fight and finish in one way or another. Possibly, the return of the dreaded armbar!
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