Ronda Rousey the Destroyer – and Why We Should Watch Her at UFC 193

  Ronda Rousey has become a really big deal, and there are a lot of reasons why. But for serious Mixed Martial Arts fans who have watched the sport grow from its sloppy, circus-like infancy, they see that Rousey has delivered the type of combative dominance rarely seen in modern MMA. Not since Royce Gracie first shocked UFC fans by submitting one larger and more fearsome opponent after another has such an unsuspecting physical specimen belied such dangerous weapons. And over 20 years since UFC 1, this time around a much wider audience is prepared to see what a dominant fighter looks like...

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Kountermove Fantasy MMA Preview for UFC 191

    There’s a plenty of knockout potential on the UFC 191 card, and that means certain fighters will post big points. But which ones?   For starters, here’s a list of the fighters by Knockdown Rate. The card is stacked with heavy hitters, and that’s great for fantasy points. In fantasy MMA there’s no more valuable a rule than “bang for your buck.” Fighters who manage to score lots of knockouts or submissions normally come at a premium, so the trick is to hunt for finishing potential in fighters that are reasonably priced. To rack up big points, you need winners and...

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MMA Live UFC 191 Previews

  The slow season for the UFC is kicking in. For many hard core fans who were pushed to the over-saturation brink with the insane summer schedule, we may now be back to craving a Saturday night fight. And UFC 191 promises a bit of everything. From one of the longest reigning UFC champions set to tie the current consecutive title defense record, to two a battle of old-school former champion Heavyweights, to a potential title eliminator in the UFC’s newest women’s Strawweight division. UFC 191 may not be quite as stacked as some of the cards at the end of the year, but...

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Ronda Rousey Poised for the Record Books at UFC 190

  There are plenty of records that Ronda Rousey has already broken, and many more likely to come. But the one that has been top of mind for many fans who like to bet on fights is that she could become the biggest betting favorite in UFC history when she faces off against Beth Correia in Brazil this weekend. Rousey’s betting line is running -1700 during fight week. The line could tighten up after weigh ins, but then most betting analysts are still siding with Rousey despite the steep odds, as well as predicting a quick finish. It’s hard to disagree with that sentiment. Rousey has...

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5 Facts for UFC 190 from Captain Obvious

  The UFC 190 card is so stacked they’re putting seven fights on the Pay-Per-View broadcast (thanks to TUF Brazil), including a bevy of Brazilians superstars anchored by both Nogueira brothers. But in a new twist to our stats segments, we’re offering you five facts you might have already known, but we’re backing them up with some hard numbers. Now, with the help of the Captain Obvious meme, here are five things you need to know about UFC 190, and the stats that will make you the smartest guy at the table on fight night.   1. Ronda Rousey is Really Good at Submissions Ronda...

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Early Rousey vs Correia Preview for UFC 190

    It’s almost time for one of the most intimidating walkouts in all of MMA, when Ronda Rousey prepares for a rare away game title defense against undefeated Brazilian striker Bethe Correia in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 190 Here’s a video of our take on the matchup from ESPN’s MMA Live.   The Matchup According to the stats, Correia has indeed demonstrated sharper striking, but without a real knockout threat just being the more aggressive and technical striker here won’t be enough. Rousey can use Correia’s aggression against her to close the distance and get the fight to...

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