Date is Set! Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano
Ronda Rousey will battle Cat Zingano at UFC 182.
“This has been a long hard road for Zingano, and it appears we’re finally going to see how this WMMA Warrior measures up against the world’s best Female MMA fighter in this sports history.”
UFC 182 will take place on January 3rd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, featuring 2 Title fights. Sharing this card are the main event, and 2nd title fight, Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier.
Zingano, at 32 years old with an MMA record of 9-0 brings a skill set that may appear unique for Rousey and provide a significant challenge for the Champion. Zingano began in wrestling, winning collegiate championships and was a former Olympic hopeful in 2004. Cat later went on to discover Martial Arts, namely jiu-jitsu, where she competed at a world class level, and then moved to MMA in 2008. Cat Zingano has finished 8 out of 9 opponents and captured other small promotion championships in three weight divisions, namely 125, 130 and 135 pounds.
This title shot is earned!
There has been a lot of chatter about Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano .. Zingano has clearly earned a title shot at Rousey (10-0) after beating Miesha Tate on April 13, 2013, in Vegas, however two knee operations put her on the sideline including costing her a coaching gig on TUF (The Ultimate Fighter). She didn’t return to action until last month in September where she defeated Amanda Nunes, after surviving a beating in the first round.
If Cat’s heart were ever in question – this fight showed the fans she has a true warrior spirit!