Ronda Rousey dominated Miesha Tate at UFC 168 for three straight rounds. Tate showed great heart in surviving rounds one and two, but it was clear she didn’t have much to offer Rousey in terms of the ground exchanges. Rousey ended the fight in the third round by way of armbar as she retained her bantamweight title.
She is now 8-0 in her fighting career, and she has never looked better. She showed some improved striking, and it appears she is going to defend her belt at UFC 170 against Sara McMann. This bout was confirmed by Dana White at the UFC 168 post-fight press conference. This is a short turnaround for Rousey, who seems content to stay active in her fighting career.
She will have her hands full with McMann, who is also an Olympian in the sport of wrestling. McMann got a silver medal in wrestling, so she’s more than capable of taking Rousey down if the opportunity presents itself. It should be another great title fight in the women’s bantamweight division. Both will be looking to prove they are the superior fighter come UFC 170, which also features a light heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Rashad Evans.
McMann is currently undefeated in her fighting career, sporting a record of 7-0. She will look to upset Rousey, who has looked so dominant over the years. It’s going to be an interesting ground battle for sure, and it will be interesting to see if McMann can keep the fight in her world, whether it’s on the feet or on top of Rousey.