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LizaG 02-26-2013 04:40 AM

MMAF Official Blog: Post 157 Recap - By LizaG
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Well, 1st round Armbar victory for the champ...who called it?

Casual fans called it, seasoned fans, and bloggers alike called it, but Carmouche didn't make it as easy as that now did she? Of course not.

Both rushing to centre of the cage, Rousey attempted to clinch up early and impose her size advantage and her grappling prowess eventually taking Carmouche to the mat. Establishing dominance via a variation of a Bulldog Choke, but this is the point that Rousey fans, an MMA fans as a whole didn't see coming...

...Carmouche transitioned to the back attempting a RNC, before locking in a neck crank, the postergirl of WMMA looked in dire straits before shaking herself free of the hold. That point on it was all Rousey.

Carmouche was all grit and heart, all the way to the tapout at 4:49 of the first round. The longest Rousey has ever had to fight, the most adversity her young career has seen to this point. Ronda Rousey truely made history, she has claimed her place in MMA history.

Yet it made me wonder...

...what an opportunity Cyborg had missed out on. We can argue the whole 'her strength is just steroids' all we want, but if Cyborg could have ever made 135lbs, then she would have had the size, strength and sheer brute power to have outgrappled Rousey. If we saw Cyborg make weight healthily, she would have beaten the Rousey we saw at 157, and would have powered out of any dominant position Rousey could have established.

What is next?

Tate/Zingano is an intruiging fight, and I predict the UFC seeing the winner as a potential challenger to Rousey, the loser of the fight being a stern test for Carmouche.

With more signings being announced each week, the 135lbs division is hotting up...and it's an exciting time to be a fan of WMMA, and MMA alike.

Link to the original Blog post is Here

An if you'd like to read more from LizaG, then her MMAF blog can be found here

Killz 02-26-2013 04:44 AM

Great blog post Liza. An interesting read as always :)

Spite 02-26-2013 07:16 AM

If Cyborg had took Rousey's back then I think she would have finished. Rousey looked to be in big trouble when Carmouche was trying for the choke, I think Cyborg would have had the power to finish her with the face crank in that position.

BTW when i try to access your blog I get a 'permission denied'.

Killz 02-26-2013 07:21 AM

Hey, try logging out and viewing as a guest? Let me know if that works?

Can't understand why you cant view it? Weird. I'll check with the techs.

K R Y 02-26-2013 07:55 AM

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Should be fixed for normal members now.

Great blog, I cannot wait for Tate/Zingano. That's going to be a great fight. The UFC's Women's division is pretty awesome right now. Just wish they got Cyborg :/

LizaG 02-26-2013 08:15 AM

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KRY...who is Greta Blog? :D

Thanks guys, always good to hear positive stuff about what I babble on about!

K R Y 02-26-2013 08:24 AM

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No idea what you mean :D

Keep em comin Liz!

LizaG 02-26-2013 08:27 AM

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Touche you cheeky bugger! :D

UFC_OWNS 02-26-2013 09:25 AM

great blog miss liza and i'll shameless plug myself here

my god am I a whore sometimes

Killz 02-26-2013 09:27 AM

We really need a better way of promoting multiple blogs.

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