Full Contact Fighter’s “The Daily Takedown:” Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche Will Make UFC, MMA history
By Joshua Molina
Finally, some exciting news about good matchups in the UFC.
The UFC confirmed that Ronda Rousey will defend her UFC bantamweight championship at UFC 157, Feb. 23 in Anaheim, CA against tough girl Liz Carmouche.
Rousey, of course is the Lady Gaga of women’s MMA – an icon who transcends the sport. Carmouche is a former U.S. Marine, who is also an openly gay woman, a fact that has made her a role model.
Carmouche, who nearly upset Marloes Coenen to win the Strikeforce championship in 2010, is as tough and brawny as Rousey is fast and technically skilled.
The two fighters match up well and tbe fight should tear down the Honda Center. Rousey lives in Venice Beach, California and Carmouche lives in San Diego.
Expect one of the liveliest, loudest crowds in UFC history. Both women will undoubtedly have legions of fans there for the historic moment.
Carmouche, could single-handedly stop the Rousey freight train, or be relegated to the fighter Rousey beat in her UFC debut.
With the UFC’s marketing power this fight has the potential to break Pay Per View records.
It’s trendy and historic, featuring two top female athletes, on the grandest martial arts stage in the world.
RondaMania is born.
UFC President Dana White also on Thursday said Georges St. Pierre is likely to fight bad boy Nick Diaz next.
Let’s hope this fight happens because Diaz has the skill set to upset St. Pierre.
Although St. Pierre is stronger and a better wrestler, Diaz has the heart of two lions, and the ferocity of three of them.
He’s crazy enough to fight GSP standing up or on the ground. Diaz also learned a lot from the narrow loss to Carlos Condit.
He will not let GSP hold him down for five rounds. Diaz will tap or knock St. Pierre put — or die trying, in what will make for a thrilling fight.
A lot of people have been waiting to see Diaz get KO’d or submitted. That’s going to happen in this fight or Diaz will pull off a monumental upset, proving to the world that he was right all along.
If GSP fights Diaz like he fought Jake Shields, Diaz will make it a short night.