Unlike other professional sports, there is no off-season in MMA. Week in and week out, fight cards all over the world are taking place. Some weeks there will be major fight cards filled with big name fighters, others, not so much, but there are fights taking place every week.

Regardless of whether the fighters are household names or not, The MMA Corner will preview the best fight taking place during the week.

This week’s Fight of the Week is the UFC women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano.

On Saturday, February 28, 2015 the UFC heads to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA for UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano.

This bout is a long time in the making as Rousey was supposed to coach opposite of Zingano on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter and the two were to meet at the conclusion of the series. But Zingano suffered a knee injury that required surgery and a long layoff.

While sidelined with that knee injury, Zingano suffered an unimaginable personal tragedy; her husband committed suicide in January of 2014. 17 months after her injury and just nine months after the death of her husband, Zingano made a triumphant return to the Octagon TKOing Amanda Nunes in the third round to re-earn her shot at Rousey’s title.

Zingano’s story is the stuff of movies, but Rousey’s dominance of the division is the stuff of legend. In 10 pro bouts, Rousey has yet to taste defeat and she has won every bout by stoppage. In fact, Rousey has only been past the first round once, when she beat Miesha Tate by submission in the third round to defend her UFC title.

Between Zingano’s journey and Rousey’s star power, the UFC 184 main event has a lot of potential. Let’s just hope the fight is as good as the story.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.