G4 Attack of the Show's Blair ButlerWith the success of the recent second installment of Invicta FC and the excitement surrounding the coming 135-pound Strikeforce title match between Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman, G4TV’s Blair Butler of Attack of the Show chimed in to discuss what is turning into possibly the most important month for women’s MMA to date.

Speaking first on Invicta, Butler was asked which fights stood out to her most, to which she replied, “I have to say Liz Carmouche and Amanda Nunes’ comebacks in their fights.

“They were incredibly one-sided when they started and wound up being incredibly exciting comebacks. I think those wins set them up for maybe a contender elimination fight. It makes such a great argument for the strength and depth of the (the 135-pound) division.”

Individually speaking, it was one of the evening’s upsets that produced possibly its most memorable moment.

“I think everybody was pretty delighted with the Sarah D’Alelio reverse triangle arm bar (on Vanessa Porto),” said Butler. “It was crazy and really fantastic.”

Overall, Butler feels that Invicta has set the bar high for not just a women’s promotion, but any promotion in terms of competition on one of their cards.

“One of the best things about the main card, each one of those fights – including the headlining bout that went to a decision – were exciting, action-packed fights,” she said. “If you look at that compared the UFC 149 main card, you had such a great night of action at Invicta for free, which was really something.

“When people argue that there’s no depth in women’s MMA, I think Invicta is going to be the thing you hold up and say, ‘Actually, Invicta’s consistently putting on these great shows with great fights.’”

Turning her attention to the Aug. 18 Strikeforce title fight between Rousey and Kaufman, Butler feels the defending champion will more than likely exit the cage with the belt still around her waist.

“To be honest, I think Ronda Rousey has a huge edge,” said Butler. “Sarah Kaufman is a great fighter, but Ronda is just seemingly unstoppable.

“We’ve seen her hit that (arm bar) submission that everyone’s training to avoid again and again and again – you realize just how powerful Ronda is. Not to dismiss Sarah’s pedigree, but I have to give Ronda the advantage in that fight.”

As for Butler, with her MMA comic book Heart out now in collected edition and the recent influx of personalities to Attack of the Show, things couldn’t be going more swimmingly.

“It’s been really cool that we’ve had some really great guest hosts and some really cool people coming up that are going to be guest hosting the show – so it’s a very exciting time for us,” she said.

“I’m excited to see what happens. It’s cool to have a new personality and point of view, and the people really embracing and stepping up to the opportunity to host the show.”

E-mail Mick Hammond
For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

For Aspen Ladd, Nothing Else Matters Beyond Invicta FC 18

  • 29 days ago
  • 27 views

Aspen Ladd is zeroed in on Jessica Hoy at Friday night's Invicta FC 18. For her, whatever comes next, comes next. read news >>

Trevin Giles Looking to Remain Unbeaten Against Josh Clark at RFA 41

  • 29 days ago
  • 9 views

Trevin Giles was slated to face recent UFC signee Tom Gigliotti at RFA 41 on July 29, but will now face Josh Clark in the evening’s middleweight main event. read news >>

Finally Healthy, Lynn Alvarez Returns Against Mizuki at Invicta FC 18

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Lynn Alvarez will finally return to fighting on Friday, when she takes on late replacement Mizuki Inoue in a main card 115-pound bout at Invicta FC 18. read news >>

Jodie Esquibel ‘Feels Good’ About Invicta FC 18 Match-Up Against Unbeaten Alexa Grasso

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

Jodie Esquibel will have no easy task in her return to Invicta on Friday, when she faces undefeated prospect Alexa Grasso in the evening’s 115-pound main event. read news >>

BJ Penn Expects to Return in November, Reponds to Dana White’s Comments

  • 28 days ago
  • 179 views

B.J. Penn expects to return to the UFC in November and responds to Dana White's recent comments about him not living up to his full potential. read news >>

Amberlynn Orr Heads into Invicta FC 18 Looking to Turn Her World Right-Side Up

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Bantamweight prospect Amberlynn Orr is looking to turn her world right-side up following a tumultuous start to her year in 2016. read news >>

Invicta FC 18 preview

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Friday night at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Kanvas, Invicta FC is set to deliver its 18th action-packed night of fights, including a main event that will decide the No. 1 contender for t read news >>

Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel Weigh-in Results and Video

  • 27 days ago
  • 50 views

Check out the Invicta FC 18 weigh-in results and video. Invicta FC 18 is headlined by a strawweight battle between Alexa Grasso and Jodie Esquibel. read news >>

Tessa Simpson is Punching Her Way to an Invicta FC Title Shot, One Fight at a Time

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Tessa Simpson is taking her journey one fight at a time, but her ultimate goal is an Invicta FC title shot. read news >>

Chael Sonnen’s UFC 201 Main Event Breakdown: Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley

  • 27 days ago
  • 61 views

Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen weighs in on the UFC 201 main event welterweight championship bout between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley. read news >>