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Ronda Rousey (c) 21 67.74%
Sara McMann 9 29.03%
Draw 1 3.23%
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post #21 of 145 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 12:48 PM
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The closer we get, the more I wonder if McMann will be quick enough to take Ronda down, without Ronda having time to think of a counter throw herself. Then Rousey's brute strength could be the key factor.
It will be interesting to see if Rousey can reverse the takedowns. Even Meisha managed to get a couple, for all the good it did her. But what was impressive was how many times Rousey just dumped her down instead.

I also can't wait to see the clinch game between these two because they have different goals. McMann will want to get Rousey high so she can secure a grip around her waist and pull out her legs while Rousey will want to get McMann to lean one way so she can toss her the other. I'm honest when I say that I could see there being some fighting on the cage for a while until one of them proves they will always win the clinch.

In the end I see this fight on the ground, and while McMann has powered out of subs before Rousey have proven that just doesn't work with her.
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post #22 of 145 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 07:10 AM
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McMann will be a very very tough challenge! Ronda seemed confident in the preview clip, but this will be her toughest contest yet and there is surely a big chance of her losing the belt. This will be the fight of the evening for sure!
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For Mens, yes, for Womens, no. Womens wrestling is relatively new and not nearly as competitive on an international level as Judo is. So while there is no doubt behind McManns wrestling ability, the level of competition she faced is not the same as Rousey. I would, and am, picking a bronze judo winner over a silver wrestling winner.

If this was Mens then it would be the complete opposite as both internally in the US and nationally wrestling competition level is insane.
Good post that sums it up well.

Rousey should win this, but McMann could make it interesting.

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Well shows how much I follow the woman's division. Had no idea her credentials and the fact she's undefeated. Sadly I don't think I've watched any of her fights yet. I'll be watching intently Saturday to see if she can put Ronda to the test. Traditionally wrestlers (especially Olympic caliber) nullify other grapplers so I think it's going to be very interesting.

"Sara McMann (born September 24, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. She is the first American woman in history to receive a silver medal in Olympic wrestling, which she won at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She wrestled in the Women's Freestyle 63 kg or 138.75 lb weight class. McMann was a Silver Medalist in 2003 World Championships and Bronze Medalist in 2005 & 2007 World Championships. She started wrestling at the age of 14 in Marion, North Carolina at McDowell High School."

EDIT: I really wonder if Ronda is still going to charge in for the takedown and go for the armbar considering McMann's wrestling credentials. Maybe she'll duke it out. I have to say the woman's division has peaked my interest even from day one, but even more so now. It reminds me of the nascent of the sport where most fighters are still fairly one dimensional. I have not really seen any game planning yet. Flip side they really GO AT IT HARD!

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still Rousey will win by submission !!![/B]

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Okay i don't want to sound so lame and disrespectful but tell me this doesn't look like a dude:


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yea she looks a lil like a dude , but not that much , if she wasnt been muscular she would look more ike a chick than ronda...

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Not a great picture of her tbh, i think she is normally quite pretty.
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If this fight goes to the ground Ronda should have the advantage, Ronda is not exactly the type of fighter that will let you sit in her guard. Im just not convinced Mcmann can stop Judo with wrestling especially in a mma setting.

Its really not that hard to beat Ronda just stay out of the clinch. Wrestlers are not clinch shy and I think when this fight is standing Ronda will be able to hit her throws.

Im not even sure McMann's striking is better than Ronda's, I guess we'll find out.

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Pretty? Are you on drugs? She is a poster child for roids.
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