That's Ronda Rousey and current title-holder Amanda Nunes facing off yesterday at the weigh-in for their highly-anticipated fight tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This is a big fight for Rousey -- it's her comeback fight -- her first UFC match-up in 13 months since she spectacularly lost the bantamweight title and her unbeaten record to Holly Holm at UFC 193.
A panel of UFC analysts are giving a slight edge to Nunes. The analysts who say Rousey will win cite her desire to comeback after the embarrassing loss to Holm -- she knows what's on the line. Others say her Holm loss is still in her head, which will throw her game off.
Me, I say it's evenly matched, but Rousey has a lot more to lose -- I think if she loses tonight, her career as a serious fighter will descend and she'll settle into the acting career I've heard she's been jockeying for. (She's playing Patrick Swayze's role as The Cooler in Nick Cassavetes remake of "Roadhouse.")
I'm not a gambling man by nature, but if I had to put $100 down on this one, I'd give the edge to Nunes, because Rousey will prpbably overthink everything in the moments leading up to the fight and second-guess herself -- also, Rousey practically ran off stage after that short stare down in the clip up above. (Also, Nunes' mask was bad ass.)
Whatever happens, it won't go past the first round so it's difficult to justify $60 for the pay per view honor so if anyone's having UFC 207 party in the greater Los Angeles area, I'm in.