While injuries and last minute changes seem to be getting most of the attention, lets look at the actual fights scheduled to go down in the upcoming UFC 170.
you're like me you're
crossing your fingers & knocking on wood that neither Sara
McMann (7-0 in MMA, 1-0 in UFC) or
Ronda Rousey (8-0
in MMA, 2-0 in UFC) get
hurt this week, or else UFC 170 could become a twin of UFC 151. This
has been an injury-ravaged show that has seen multiple fights canceled, causing
a major re-shuffling of the event card listing and match making. Let's talk about the actual fights for this
upcoming event. Ronda Rousey defends her
UFC women's bantamweight title against Olympic medalist Sara McMann, while Daniel
Cormier's (13-0 MMA, 2-0
UFC) Light Heavyweight debut at 205 lbs comes against Pat Cummins (4-0 MMA, 0-0
UFC), who is stepping in on very short notice on behalf of Rashad Evans who became injured shortly prior to UFC
Share your thoughts on the UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann card.
This bout has been seemingly flying under
the radar for a while and this is why.
see this card being heavily advertised
& promoted as prior event were. Do
you feel it is because two woman are the featured in the main event? Is Ronda Rousey coming into this fight over
confident due to all the success she has had because she has been able to run
through her competition? With Sara
McMann being an Olympic wrestler does this give her an edge that no one else
has had against Ronda Rousey?
Daniel Cormier only had two fights in the
UFC but against heavy weight contenders Roy Nelson and Former UFC Champion
Frank Mir winning both fights in lack luster fashion by unanimous
decision. Pat Cummings is making his UFC
debut and stated during a recent interview how he had Cormier "CRY"
during a previous wrestling match. Is
this real or is Cummings just trying to get his name out there for his 15 mins
of fame? Does Patrick Cummings really
have a chance to win or will Daniel Cormier outright detroy & embarrass him
at this event.
This is a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald (15-2
in MMA, 6-2 in UFC) and Demian Maia (18-5 in MMA, 12-5 in UFC) which lacks
star power. MacDonald looked to get
exposed in his last bout against Robbie Lawler dropping a split decision. Will this be the comeback fight or his career
to prove he is a title contender or will Damian Mia be the one that put
MacDonald on a 2 fight losing streak due to his resurgence at welterweight.
If you're in for a good slugfest, Stephen
Thompson (3-1 in the UFC with 2 KO wins) and Robert
Whittaker (2-1 in the UFC with 1 KO win) are on the main card to get everyone excited
to see a knockout. Both of these
fighters come into this fight with a combined 9 career knockout victories. Does this fight end in a knockout or will
this go to a decision?
Here's a look at the entire fight card
for Saturday February 22nd from Las Vegas. There will be more breakdowns and information
on more fighters for this card leading up to fight night.
This is the final free event that will be
on UFC fight Pass prior to having to pay for a subscription monthly.
I want to hear your input, reasons for
picks, your favorite match ups, and let your voice be heard because I want to
know what everyone's opinion is for this event.
Main Card (Can be seen on PPV)
Ronda Rousey (C)
vs. Sara McMann
Daniel Cormier vs. Pat Cummins
Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia
Mike Pyle vs. T.J. Waldburger
Robert Whittaker vs. Stephen Thompson
Preliminary Card (Can be viewed on Fox
vs. Jessica Eye
Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz
Cody Gibson vs.
vs. Josh Sampo
Preliminary Card (Can be viewed on Fight
Oliveira vs. Erik Koch
Ernest Chavez vs. Yosdenis Cedeno