I dunno. Primetimes with GSP can be pretty heavy on the riddum, especially in episode 1. Ronda is the champ. I'm not sure there's anything to read into the bias.
I didn't know Ronda was the first American to win a medal in Judo. I was always kind of impressed with her Bronze, but I didn't know the context.
As for Carmouche? Shes a totally different beast to Rondas other opponents. I'm looking forward to the fight.