As time draws near this fight is becoming more and more heated, mostly as a result of fans and trolls. Rousey wrapped up her last four opponents in but seconds in total!
This shuddering prospective fight conclusion leaves those betting on Holm a tidy profit should she emerge victorious. It would also seal her place as a revered and respected professional fighter in mixed martial arts community.
Holly Holm Ronda Rousey. Since when being a homo was an impediment to fight in the UFC? Is she breaking paradigms with that? This is the kind of positive discrimination that is as silly as the negative one.
She likes women, so what?! What difference does it make? I can understand Dana White, that attention whore, using the most moronic arguments and actions to hype an event, but are we really buying this crap? Save Saved Removed 0. Reply Arek February 22, at Leave a reply Cancel reply. You can disable footer widget area in theme options - footer options. Nogueira , 1 NC might be the legend of all Brazilian fighters and he is well past his prime, but every once in a while, the former Pride and UFC interim heavyweight champ can turn back the clock.
He also has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is just too dangerous for Silva. Gadelha lost a controversial decision to current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Phoenix and now that Jedrzejczyk has the belt, the jiu-jitsu ace would love nothing more than another crack at her. Your email address will not be published. Punch Drunk is, for the most part, a sports podcast.
But its a sports podcast. With 3 headlining stand-up comics and sometimes friends. All 3 are stand-up comics and big sports fans. Ronda may not be the same after the loss, we saw how bad it has already affected her. Before facing Holly, I always thought Rousey's hardest fight would be Nunes.
I see Ronda getting her to the ground fairly easily. And she has yet to correct it. She's full force all the time with little insight or gameplanning. I think Rousey is an awful matchup for her.
I mean, she straight up attacked Tate. It just worked out because Tate is pretty fucking bad on her feet, but still. Zingano also got the clinch at will in rounds 2 and 3.
Nunes didn't even make her work for it. What beat Ronda was movement more so than the striking. The movement took away all of her strengths because she couldn't grab hold of Holly. Nunes has good striking, but she is there for grabbing and taking down. Ronda has shown a good chin so she might eat a couple, but she'll get that clinch because Nunes is not Holly Holm when it comes to evading. Ronda doesn't really go for body lock attacks. I don't think Nunes getting thrown by Zingano says much about how she'll do in the clinch with Ronda because their styles are completely different.
Wrestling and judo are completely different takedown styles. Ronda never does wrestling takedowns. Yes, she weathered Amanda's first round onslaught and the she beat her down and finished her in the third. Nunes is a legit BJJ black belt. Olympic level judo will definitely earn Ronda the takedown, maybe even into side control. But this ain't judo, and no way she is submitting Nunes. All of Ronda's armbars were against fighters who did not have the skills to defend them.
There is a world of difference between a BJJ black belt, and a former Olympian. Ronda is has competed literally at the highest level. And Judokans are much better at takedowns than BJJ fighters. If Ronda does not get rocked, she will most definitely get a takedown. Last time when she faced Holly, she wasn't thinking straight because she was getting battered. If Ronda has patience, and uses a good strategy she can win for sure.
But these are all 'ifs. Yet I feel Ronda has a pretty good chance of getting her title back. Your analysis is logical. But I should also have added Nunes' achievements in my post. She is not "just a black belt".
She is multiple-time national champion in various highly-ranked competitions. BJJ has the smallest margin for fluke victories of probably any martial art. Yes, compared even with judo. For example, this year in the olympics a Zambian judoka beat an Israeli.
In BJJ that really wouldn't happen at the black belt level. So my point is that Nunes being a multiple-time national champion is a solid accolade, and I just don't see how someone at this level gets caught in an armbar from a hip throw. Being a black belt doesn't mean you can't be submitted, especially by an Olympic grappler. Do you have a source for Nunes' BJJ accolades? I couldn't find anything and I've never been terribly impressed with her ground game.
I'm too lazy to link it all on mobile, but I think it's also on her ufc fighter bio. No one has come close to doing that to McMann. We can talk about credentials in other sports, or we can look at how they actually fight and what actually happened. Mcmann is not a good grappler.
She has a solid top game, but her bottom game is beyond mediocre. She doesn't even look blue-belt level on her back. She had no idea what to do with Tate on top of her. Furthermore, Nunes choked her out after whomping her on the feet. Funny, because Alexis Davis is a BJJ black belt too and Ronda had no problem knocking her so silly in 16 seconds that she started fighting the referee.
The only thing is she gives up the clinch pretty easily against people nowhere near as good as clinching as Ronda, she better be working on that or else she's going for a ride. Amanda likes to lead but the book is already out on Ronda. If Nunes can display a little patience we can expect Ronda to walk into punches. You'd lose your mind too if you sold nearly a million PPVs beating Bethe Correia in a fight that took less time than making a Hot Pocket. Am I allowed to ask where people place these bets?
I live in he US, not Vegas. And I want to put money on Nunes. That is really surprising and I'm willing to be that this line will move drastically towards Amanda. Nunes can outsrike Ronda at range, and she has some brutal leg kicks. Picking Nunes for this one. Odds will be adjusted the closer the fight gets, remember her old fights would be like This is to just get the sucker bets. Adjusted higher or lower? I would take on Amanda, but if it goes higher, I'll wait on that. I don't recall her finishing Shlevenko and they were on the ground for a whlie.
So it's a good chance she'll be able to keep it standing or worst case fend off the submission. Not going to lie if the odds stay I might bet some of my Christmas bonus on Nunes. Honestly, I'd take Ronda in a straight pick 'em but 3 to 1 favorite on a fighter coming off a year long layoff where she was on movie sets for most of it and had her whole game exposed in her last fight is just silly.
I'm gonna wait for the line to get even bigger and betting the bank on Nunes. Hell, she got exposed with her standup against Holly. Nunes ran through Tate like it wasn't even a issue.
Bet your house on Nunes. If BIG if she comes with her confidence and skills intact, she might demolish Nunes Also, red panty night for Nunes. Headlining UFC and now she gets Ronda back? I think this is kind of an "absence makes the heart grow fonder" type of thing. I think the top girls in the division have caught up to Ronda, she won't dominate like she used to.
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