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3 Reasons To Watch UFC 170

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Saturday the UFC heads to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the card will feature two of the UFC’s top 10 Welterweights. The card will also feature a title fight between two women who have medaled in the Olympics, Ronda Rousey captured a Bronze in Judo at the 2008 Olympics and Sara won a Silver medal in Freestyle Wrestling in 2004.

1 ) Ronda Rousey – One of the UFC’s and MMA’s biggest stars is Ronda Rousey. A former Olympian, Rousey owns one of the most impressive submissions in the sport. Rousey has ended every fight be it ammy or pro via armbar and has yet to be defeated.

Video of Rousey snapping an arm (Warning video is graphic)

2) Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins – This is a interesting fight, Cormier was originally going to face Rashad Evans but last week pulled out due to a knee injury. Instead of Cormier being pulled from the card as well the UFC signed a relative unknown with only 4 pro fights to take on Cormier. Cummins is a former training partner of Cormier and in a recent interview with Fox Sports 1 the two aired out some beef.

Interview between the two

3) Chick Fights – As crazy as it sounds the chick fights in MMA are some of the best fights the sport has two offer. The girls always bring it and more often than not leave everything in the cage. On UFC 170 will feature two womens MMA fights the title fight pitting former Olympians Ronda Rousey (Champion) against Sara McMann and the main event of the prelims Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye.

Official fight card

PPV
Women’s Bantamweight – Ronda Rousey (c) (8-0) vs. Sara McMann (7-0)
Light Heavyweight – Daniel Cormier (13-0) vs. Patrick Cummins (4-0)
Welterweight – Rory MacDonald (15-2) vs. Demian Maia (18-5)
Welterweight – Mike Pyle (25-9-1) vs. TJ Waldburger (16-8)
Welterweight – Robert Whittaker (11-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (8-1)

Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Women’s Bantamweight – Alexis Davis (15-5) vs. Jessica Eye (10-1-1NC)
Bantamweight – Raphael Assuncao (21-4) vs. Pedro Munhoz (10-0)
Bantamweight – Cody Gibson (11-3) vs. Aljamain Sterling (8-0)
Flyweight – Zach Makovsky (17-4) vs. Josh Sampo (11-2)

Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight – Rafaello Oliveira (15-6) vs. Erik Koch (13-3)
Lightweight – Ernest Chavez (6-0) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (9-2)

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