Another rematch on the UFC 168 card, but it is a highly anticipated fight that will feature one of the best feuds that we have seen in 2013.
Ronda Rousey, who is 7-0 and has not fought since February when she dominated Liz Carmouche, takes on her bitter rival Miesha Tate, who is 13-4 and only fought once since April where she lost to Cat Zingano in a title elimination fight.
Of course, since cat got injured, Tate took over the reins and subbed in as the opposing coach on the “Ultimate Fighter.” Both women have showed they hate each other. So with that being said, who has the edge leading into this fight?
The first time both women met, it was for the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship where Rousey defeated in 4:27 of the first round to be the new champion.
Both women are top contenders and are certainly creditable to be the best in the world, but with such a hatred for each other, I have to think one has an edge over the other.
Rousey is known for her arm bars, as well documented, she has won all seven fights in that such fashion. Tate will be looking to avoid that as best as she can.
With true emotions shown over the past couple months, I believe that Tate has the edge leading to this rematch and here is why. Tate has gotten into her head so bad that Rousey might go out of her game plan just so she can punch her in the face. Rousey’s game is a ground and pound which leaves openings for her signature arm bar. With Tate looking to stand, this leads Rousey to fight in her weakness.
Tate will look to stand and that could hurt the champion, with the possibility of ending her reign.