Who's Watching The Ronda Rousey V. Amanda Nunes UFC 207 Fight Tonight?

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in Sports


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.
There are 9 comments:
Male 6,716
Who pays to watch 48 seconds of action?  Seriously waste of money.
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Male 2,771
Well, I was wrong - got to watch the entire fight - for zero cost - the very next day.
Rousey still has not learned to box, keeps her head on the centerline, moved towards the dominant hand of Nunes, and can't take a punch.
Nunes, on the other hand, kept Rousey at a distance and would not let her grapple, and just beat the piss out of Rousey.
I guess Rousey will go the WWE route next.
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Male 20,196
CaptKangaroo SAME HERE! I literally saw the fight about 5 minutes after it ended, thanks to the fine UFC fans who posted all 48 seconds on Twitter -- for free! 

You're right about her head -- I noticed it too -- NO movement. No bobbing, no ducking -- she just took the blows to the head. I'm still trying to make sense of what her game plan was because I saw nothing that resembled a playbook. 

But here's when I knew Rousey would lose, and lose bad: During the weigh in (in the clip up above), she practically ran off stage after her contractually-obligated face-to-face standoff with Nunes. Absolutely no hunger, no anger, nothing -- she was scared and she obviously doubted herself. I'm no MMA athlete, but I've been in a few scraps and fighting is a mental game, especially MMA fighting. These fighters are at the peak of their game -- they're machines (well, Nunes is) and if they can get in their opponents head, the fight's over before it even started. 

When Rousey ran from the stage, I knew she was going to lose bad -- just not in 48 seconds. Did Rousey even throw a punch?

You might be right though, Capt -- I think her future is in the WWE, not the movie industry where she's been spending a lot of energy trying to make happen.

PS: Plagiarizing my own comment for a post. 
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Male 2,771
fancylad 
Yeah, I don't watch the weigh ins, or any of the media stuff, but looking at the two of them in the ring during instructions, Rousey looked scared.
I have practiced martial arts for 40 years, other than sparring I've never had to use the physical part of it, but the mental conditioning becomes habit. I do not have it in me though, to do blood sports, and respect those that choose to.
Rousey helped build the women's league at the UFC, but I am afraid she is obsolete, as the talent pool has become so populated, diverse, and just so damn good.
Judo and boxing requires very different footwork and balance, much less looking for different elements and openings in an opponent. I think Rousey came too late to the game to effectively learn boxing or kickboxing, while the up-and-comers start out learning to combine aspects of different disciplines.
As for movies, I dunno. Carano tried after getting put out of business by Justino, but was not very successful - to date. Rousey does not quite have the 'cute factor' Carano has, so she may be a bit more believable in an action film - I don't see her doing serious acting - but then, women typically do not get quality screenplays to work off.
My WWE comment was facetious, but who knows? It was disappointing to see Lesnar go that route, but everyone gots ta make a living, I guess.
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Male 20,196
CaptKangaroo Rousey helped build the women's league at the UFC, but I am afraid she is obsolete, as the talent pool has become so populated, diverse, and just so damn good.

Nailed it, right here.
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Male 20,196
Aaaaaand it's over in 48 seconds.
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Male 1
Go on tv site
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Male 2,771
I'll watch highlights - for free - tomorrow, the whole fight - for free - in a week or two.
I would not bet against Rousey, but I would not bet for her either. She is good, she did very well while the UFC was building a stable of female fighters -  but now they have, and Rousey is going to have to improve her striking game, and her defensive game - A LOT - in order to compete, and personally, I don't think she can.
She just might win tonight - and if so, she won't hold the title long.
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Male 7,611
I Will Be.
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