The Fight That Matters

By Josh Reese

The only F-ing fight that matters is the 1st ever women’s Bantamweight Champion ship fight between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche. Sure the Co-main event between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson is important and a win could get you Jon Jones, but when people are tuning in the will be watching for history in the making. Sure this is not Jackie Robinson joining the Brooklyn Dodgers and becoming the 1st black man to compete on baseball’s biggest stage the MLB. Robinson dealt with hate, immense pressure, and his own players not want to play with him. Although on some level Rousey and Carmouche are in the same league as the famed Robinson, these ladies are breaking in to the UFC the ultimate man’s club. Since the very start back at UFC 1 back in November 12, 1993 all the way till now February 22, 2013 not one women’s fight has been in the UFC’s octagon.

Rousey, Carmouche and a handful of other women will be part of the UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight division. Much thanks goes to women like Gina Carano and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for doing the ground work, and really making it something people want to watch.

Rousey enters the fight as a Judo Olympian winning Bronze in the 2008 games, she has a pro record of 6-0 and a ammy record of 3-0. It has been well document that all 9 fights have ended via armbar and 0 fights have left the 1st round. She has so far been the most dominate person in MMA in recent history.

Carmouche like Rousey is still a newbie in this sport unlike fighters on the guy’s side who have been doing this for years and years. Carmouche has been fighting since May 2010 and started 6-0 and with less then a year of experience was called in to face Marloes Coenen who is much bigger then Carmouche. After 4 rounds she succumbed to a triangle chocke, she lost her next fight to Sarah Kaufman but since has stopped her last two opponents.

No telling what will help the UFC and women’s MMA, will it be better if Rousey wins and dominates or will it be better for Carmouche to shock the world and pull off the major upset. Regardless these chicks deserve the spotlight and will be talking about this fight for years to come.

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