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UFC 170 Ronda Rousey vs Sarah McMann Fight Pick

UFC 170 Rousey vs. McMann Fight Pick
UFC 170 is going down this Saturday, February 22!  It’s going to be Ronda Rousey’s toughest challenge yet!  Sarah McMann comes in with the best MMA resume of any of Rousey’s opponents to date.  McMann, like Rousey, is also undefeated!  These two undefeated women will step into the UFC Octagon, but only one will leave with the belt and an unblemished record!  I’ve gone 10-1 in the last 11 UFC pay per view main event fight picks and I’m confident that I will pick correctly once again!  Let’s take a closer look at these MMA fighters and then I’ll make my pick. 

Ronda Rousey is an absolute beast! Love her or hate her, she doesn’t just win, she demolishes the opposition.  In her last outing, Meisha Tate hung in tough, but she never posed a threat and the exciting moments where mostly her escaping Rousey’s early submission attempts.  Rousey eventually tapped her out with an armbar submission just like she’s done to every other opponent.

Rousey is coming in to this title defense at a perfect 8-0 with 8 armbar submissions.  Also, keep in mind she walked through her amateur MMA career with three easy wins via armbar submissions as well.  Now, she’s added a good looking stand up game to her already powerful grappling.  McMann is a tough grappler herself though!

Sarah McMann won an Olympics silver medal in wrestling.  She’s since transitioned into MMA and comes into this fight with an impressive 7-0 record.  Within those wins she has 3 submissions and a TKO! Ronda Rousey has not faced a grappler with the credentials that McMann possesses and that makes McMann a huge threat.

With that being said, their grappling styles are a lot different.  Ronda Rousey has a Judo background which includes submissions, whereas McMann’s background is in freestyle wrestling which does not have submissions. If McMann is successful on a takedown, Rousey will be able to defend a lot better than McMann’s other opponents.  McMann has used more of a ground and pound style to win fights. Rousey have an arsenal of submissions from her back, including but not limited to her powerful armbar. 

Look for McMann to give Rousey a good fight.  Unfortunately for McMann, Rousey is at the top of her game right now and she’s only getting better in all aspects of MMA.  Rousey will win the fight!  Most likely, by another submission.  And probably, by another armbar!

Check out the UFC video Countdown to UFC 170: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann

Heavyweight Knockouts - UFC Top 8

UFC Heavyweigth Knockouts
Big guys throwing hard chingasos usually means it's going to be a short fight.  Check out the top 8 heavyweight knockouts in the UFC.  Keep in mind, these are the top fighters, in the major leagues of MMA.

8. Cain Velasquez vs. Big Nog
7. Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve 
6. Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir
5. Big Foot Silva vs. Alistair Overeem
4. Travis Brown vs. Alistair Overeem
3. Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior Dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
1.  Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 

How do you feel about this list? Agree? Disagree?  Feel free to post in the comment section. 

UFC 169 Barao vs Faber Fight Pick & Preview

Barao vs Faber Prediction Fight Pick
UFC 169 Barao vs. Faber is going down tonight!  This bantam weight rematch should be full of action as both these fighters are known to push the pace, and the lighter divisions in MMA usually  do.  Faber lost their previous match up when the interim bantamweight title was up for grabs.  Barao now get an opportunity to defend the title and prove that he is a legitimate champion!  Let’s take a closer look and these fighters, and then I’ll make my fight pick. I’m 9-1 in my last 10 UFC PPV main event fight pics.

Urijah Faber comes into this fight with an overall MMA record of 33-6.  He’s won his last four fights in a row.  Unfortunately for Faber, he hasn’t done well in title fights.  He’s 0-2 in UFC title fights and 0-5 overall.

Faber is extremely athletic and does well with his grappling and submission game.  He has 17 wins via submission. He uses that threat and his wrestling nicely to set up his striking game to pull out decisions.  Will that be enough against Renan Barao?

The answer is their first match up was a clear NO.  Barao neutralized Faber’s strengths and pulled out the unanimous decision victory. 

Renan Barao comes into this fight with an overall MMA record of 33-1. His only loss was in his MMA debut.  His record is unblemished since that fight in 2005.  Barao is extremely well rounded.  Included in his 31 MMA victories are 14 wins coming via submission and another 7 via KO/TKO.

Urijah Faber is a fan favorite, I like his style and he represents the sport well, but, with that being said, he’s just outmatched my Renan Barao.  While Faber is good, Barao is better in every aspect of MMA.

Look for this fight to go as the first.  Urijah will try to take Barao down, but just like in the first fight, Barao will stuff those attempts and then pepper Faber with strikes to pull out a decision. 

If you missed it, check out UFC 169 Countdown: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber