By now, the entire MMA world already knows that Ronda Rousey will be making her way back to the Octagon at UFC 207, when she tries to reclaim her throne against current women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.
And from the looks of it, her comeback will be no easy feat.
The last time Rowdy saw action in the Octagon, many will remember that she was met with a devastating kick from Holly Holm that took away her belt, her confidence and for a time what seemed to be her MMA career. After such a long time without seeing action, a fighter would ideally take a tune-up match first just to test the waters a bit and get into the groove of things.
But instead, Ronda Rousey was given a chance to take on Nunes, the champ, the Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt, the striker and the known first-round finisher. By that alone, Rousey and Nunes sound evenly matched. But again there is that factor of Rousey’s year long absence from the UFC.
Plus, her loss to Holm showed that she is indeed human, vulnerable and with glaring weaknesses in her stand-up. We know it, Rounda Rousey knows it and Amanda Nunes knows it.
Ronda Rousey won’t be able to handle Amanda Nunes’ striking?
“I don’t think she’s going to be able to deal with my striking,” Nunes shared confidently with MMAFighting.com. “She’s going to be really surprised when I touch her and connect with my punches.”
The champ does not have any qualms about giving Rousey a shot at the title right away, either. In fact, Nunes feels that Rousey is the most worthy foe among the rest of her bantamweight division.
“I think it’s wrong (to say she doesn’t deserve it) because she was always the most dominant athlete,” Nunes said. “I think she really deserves that. I know how I’m going beat Ronda Rousey. I’ve been training for Ronda Rousey since my first fight in the UFC.”
It comes to no surprise then that the Lioness is sure about retaining her crown. Actually, she is beyond sure.
“I’m 100 percent going to beat Ronda Rousey — I’m 200 percent,” predicted Nunes.
See if her prediction will come true this December.
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