Opponents for Ronda
Meisha Tate may be next.
Liz Carmouche appears to be in the short list of contenders and might also be next.
Cyborg can never make 35, she had issues making 40, but this is a fight that happens at some point
After this it becomes less clear. Julie Kedzie might get back in the mix if she can win her next fight, based on her awesome performance tonight.
One compelling fight for me is Sara McMann. She is 6-0 and an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. While she doesn't have a base in submissions, we all know how beneficial a wrestling base is. She will be harder to take down. She has been competing and winning gold and silver in ADCC and Fila grappling events for the last two years.
I'd like to see her fight McMann or Baszler. Camouche or Coenen would be cool too.
TJ Dillashaw, John Dodson, Uriah Faber
At this point, Ronda has proven that her Judo isn't the typical style of Judo we are used to, like Machida showed that his style of Karate isn' the normal style of Karate. Miesha Tate's fight against Julie Kedzie showed where she's weak in her grappling (and how she REALLY lost in her fight against Ronda Rousey), which is clinch grappling. She's going to get ragdolled again.
As for Liz Carmouche, if you watched her match against Kaitlin Young, Carmouche actually lost the first round (and I liked Carmouche and picked her to beat Young). Carmouche was trying to clinch grapple with her, and to Kaitlin Young's credit, she was actually outclinching Carmouche. Carmouche is no joke in the clinch, but Kaitlyn Young is incredibly strong and must have been working on her clinch grappling (plus, she started as Muay Thai Striker, which means her clinch training is ahead of most normal strikers). Kaitlyn was also out-striking Carmouche. Liz Carmouche had to resort taking down Young immediately.
Julie Kedzie would get her ass beat by Ronda pretty bad. If a tired and rocked Tate can armbar her, a fresh and aggressive Ronda would snap her arm faster than you do a Number 1.
As for Sara McMann, she needs to face up against another clinch grappler. I'm thinking maybe either against Liz Carmouche or Sarah Kaufman to see where her clinch grappling is.
I think she would probably walk through any fighter that handle her clinch skills. That would mean Baszler and Coenen would make poor choice.
Originally Posted by telerion
In fact, Ronda Rousey is too much of an athlete for most of the fighters. She's just too strong, and her style of judo technique is just too much for most of them. If she could get Kaufman down to the ground like it was nothing, everyone except, MAYBE McMann, is probably go down like that.
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How would she do against a 135 ufc contender.
Cyroid lmao that was great
McMann just beat Baszler. Sara is the best fight for her out there right now. I don't know the ins and outs of female wrestling vs judo but a silver medalist in wrestling at the olympics is surely not going to get out athleted like her typical opponents have.
I don't know. We'll see. I wasn't too happy with her fight against Baszler. She was taking too many of the wrong kind of risks. I was expecting her to try to take Baszler down, and then attempting to GnP or do submissions. That was the kind of risks I was expecting from McMann, not standing with Baszler. Baszler could have won that fight standing (some think she did ).
Originally Posted by Emmery Myers
Like with Ronda I take a "wait and see" approach. I think it's moronic for people to take a hard stance unless they have inside information themselves. McMann is not a known quantity, while Rousey, with two top ten wins, is more evaluable at this point than McMann is.
I havent had a chance to see it but I did hear she eeked out a decision. On that note does anyone know where I can get a torrent of that full invicta event? I have crappy individual fights in poor quality I haven't bothered to watch yet.
Here's the basic rundown. Although Bazsler was more technical, McMann was more active, aggressive, and athletic. In other words, McMann was outworking Bazler. If McMann used this gameplan against more experienced strikers (but I doubt she would have), she would have, at the very least, been outpointed.
Originally Posted by Emmery Myers