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History will be made this Saturday night as Ronda Rousey looks to defend her belt against Liz Carmouche in the first-ever UFC female bout at UFC 157 in Anaheim, C.A. The UFC decided to open a women’s bantamweight division, and not long after it was announced Rousey would be crowned the champion due to her recent success in slaughtering the competition and remaining undefeated. Though no fight is ever easy in the UFC, and every fighter deserves respect, here are some reasons Rousey will not lose on Saturday:

  • Momentum- Rousey is currently riding a six-fight win streak, with all of her bouts never leaving the first round and only one passing the first minute. She has in every sense of the word dominated the competition. Against big names such as Miesha Tate and Sarah Kaufman, a record like that speaks for itself — it is says “impressive”.
  • Experience- Rousey is an Olympian, and after receiving a gold medal in the 2004 World Junior Judo Championships, and a bronze medal in 2008 to become the first ever American to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo, I think it’s fair to say she’s grappled with some of the best.
  • Confidence- Rousey has yet to lose a fight and has run through whoever has been presented to her. Carmouche, on the other hand, is only 2-2 in her last four fights and was submitted in one of those losses. Rousey will undoubtedly have the confidence edge going into this bout.
  • The Armbar- It’s no secret what Rousey’s gameplan will be coming into this bout: sink the submission that has led her to become so successful. The question is whether Carmouche will be able to stop it, and the chances are slim.  Rousey’s technique is perfect and has different variations of locking the submission, so the moment this fight hits the ground expect Rousey to finish it explosively and quickly. No one has been able to stop it for a reason, and I don’t see anyone stopping it anytime soon.