The UFC is heading to Los Angeles, California for UFC 184 on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Unfortunately, the event has had some injury fall-out, but any event with Ronda Rousey is certainly worth watching. The overall event is ok at best, but watching Rousey is quite literally watching history in the making.

The UFC is chock full of elite level fighters, but some rise to a level well above anyone else and at the moment Rousey seems to be in a different universe than her counterparts in the female bantamweight division. With just ten professional MMA fights under her belt, she has risen to the level of a Michael Jordan, Venus Williams, or Tiger Woods in their primes.

At UFC 184 she looks to add an eleventh victory to her record, but she is faced with a powerful and skillful Cat Zingano, who may be her most dangerous opponent to date. Here are Ronda Rousey’s keys to victory against Zingano.


Rousey is one of the most aggressive fighters in the UFC, and she works well in a dog fight. Her hands have been improving and she has proven that she has power. If she can keep Zingano from getting comfortable, Rousey can find her way to victory quite quickly.

Mix it Up

The word “mixed” is in the name of the sport for a reason. For a while it seemed like Rousey was limited to her skills in Judo, but that time has come and gone. Though she could probably remain as dominant as she is right now with that one skill, she continues to add tools to her arsenal. Currently she has ten finishes, with two knock outs and the other eight being submissions. With her striking elevating to new levels every time she fights, she will either win by knock out or use it to set up a throw and the inevitable arm bar.


Perhaps Zingano’s greatest asset is her durability and heart. She proved it in the Tate fight, and Rousey is going to have to be cognizant of that. Zingano is the type of fighter that is never beaten mentally and Rousey will have to take advantage of any mistakes she makes and finish the fight to ensure victory.

About The Author

Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.