Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano moved to Feb. 28 UFC show

Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano
UFC president Dana White announced yesterday on Instagram that Ronda Rousey defending her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship against Cat Zingano has been moved to UFC 184 Feb. 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will co-main event the show with Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort. Ronda vs Cat was scheduled for UFC 182 Jan. 3 in Las Vegas. It has been replaced by Myles Jury vs Donald Cerrone. This shuffle was done for a couple of reasons. This will be the UFC's first time in Los Angeles since last summer's UFC 176 was cancelled. As a Los Angeles resident, Ronda should be a pretty good live draw. I guess they want the show to be extra special after the disappointing cancellation. The delay will also give Cat more time to recover completely from a neck injury suffered in her last fight. Last month, White said the plan was for Ronda to fight in January and then fight again in Brazil in March probably against Bethe Correia. With that plan out the window, the UFC has to do something with Bethe. Recently, Miesha Tate and Bethe have been yapping at each other on Twitter. Miesha thinks if she beats Bethe it puts her in line for another title shot that most fans don't want to see. She doesn't seem to understand that the only reason Bethe is being considered for a title shot is because of the Four Horsewomen stuff. And Ronda vs Bethe was only going to happen in Brazil. So Miesha is grasping at straws. But I guess the UFC could do Miesha vs Bethe now since they have been talking it up. If they decide to do that, I will analyze it in more detail.

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