Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the known universe.
This may not be the most truthful statement ever written. But it feels that way, here in one of the many rooms that make up the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Rousey, clad in a gray Marilyn Monroe shirt, black leather jacket, designer Chuck Taylors and a gold Octagon necklace, is holding court on a small stage constructed specifically for her.
To Rousey’s left is UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. He is discussing his title defense again more
Ronda Rousey is set to defend her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship for the fourth time since joining UFC. The opponent is Alexis Davis, who's won five straight fights but hasn't received much attention leading up to the marquee bout.
The general consensus is that Davis doesn't serve as much of a threat to the undefeated reigning champion. The oddsmakers agree, as they have installed the challenger as a major underdog (+800 via Odds Shark) ahead of UFC 175.
If nothing else, the lack of respe more
UFC 175 headlined the biggest weekend of the year for MMA. It didn't disappoint either, as fun fights and incredible finishes made for a great event.
In the main event, Chris Weidman defended his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision. It was a great effort that further exemplified his star power.
In the co-feature, Ronda Rousey made quick work of Alexis Davis, earning a sub-20-second knockout. It continued to show the evolution of Rousey and her continued place in the s more
Dana White isn’t shy when it comes to making bold claims, but perhaps the most curious of his recent claims is his assertion that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star the UFC has ever seen.
What exactly does it mean to be a star, though? It has something to do with renown, critical acclaim, transcendence, mass appeal and the ability to both earn and generate money. However, the truth is that superstardom, as a concept, isn’t particularly well defined.
There’s an arbitrariness that makes measuring it more
Ronda Rousey is a woman possessed whenever she steps into the Octagon, which she will do for the third time in less than seven months at UFC 175 against Alexis Davis. She's been the biggest female star in mixed martial arts for two years but has lacked a real challenge. That's why Rousey's matchup with Davis is so important for the future of women's mixed martial arts, especially if Davis pulls off the upset.
Right now, the former Olympian is the only viable drawing card in that division to the more
MMAmania.com runs down the list of "Who's Hot" and "Who's Not" from UFC Fight Night 43, which took place earlier this morning (Sat., June 28, 2014), nominating the biggest winners and losers from the "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" event that aired online via "Fight Pass" from inside The Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Check it out below. One down, one to go.
Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) June double-header began with UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt," which took place earlier more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – A big upset by Nate Marquardt over New Zealand native son James Te Huna was the clear standout from UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more
MMAmania.com runs down the list of "Who's Hot" and "Who's Not" from UFC Fight Night 44, which took place last night (Sat., June 28, 2014), nominating the biggest winners and losers from the "Swanson vs. Stephens" event that aired on FOX Sports 1 and online via "Fight Pass" from inside AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Check it out below.
It was a long weekend, but we survived it ... again.
UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" was the second part of Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) d more
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will put her 135-pound title on the line when she takes on division number one contender Alexis Davis in the co-main event of UFC 175, which takes place on July 5, 2014, inside Mandalay Bay E more