UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche will not go the distance

By Al Stover
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It is no secret that mixed martial arts fans would prefer fights ending a finish over fights that go the distance. It is also no secret that fans are split when it comes to the Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche title fight having the main event spot at UFC 157.

Still, with fighters like the caliber of Rousey and Carmouche, there is little chance this fight will end with a decision, which is what fans should want.

One complaint about women’s MMA I’ve heard is how women fighters do not have the power, specifically knockout power, to create exciting finishes that the men’s upper weight divisions can.

Rousey, the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, is 6-0 in all of her fights.  All six of these fights have ended by first-round armbar. On the other side of the cage is Carmouche, who is 8-2, with seven of her eight wins being finishes. Other fighters like Veronica Rothenhausler have that crisp knockout power. Former Strikeforce champions Sarah Kaufman and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos are the kind of warriors who will mow their opponents down before getting the TKO.

Fans complain about the match because they are upset that Rousey vs. Carmouche is in the main event rather than the light heavyweight bout between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida. Although the Henderson vs. Machida fight will surely be exciting, Rousey and Carmouche will leave the audience breathless.


How do you think the Rousey-Carmouche title fight will end? Answer with a comment below or send a tweet @alstover with the hashtag #RantMMA.

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