Ronda Rousey will return to the UFC octagon to much awaited fanfare. But, she will also be facing a very talented opponent in Amanda Nunes.
Amanda Nunes fights for American Top Team which is a great gym. She also has a top-notch stand up game. Which was troublesome for Ronda Rousey in her last fight. When she lost to stand up striker Holly Holm in epic fashion. Nunes is also a jujitsu black belt, though she honestly only uses it in about 30% of her fights.
One advantage that Rousey has is that Nunes is a brown belt in Judo. So she has some judo skill and may try to use it. Rousey however is a judo black belt and former Olympian, so she will have a serious advantage if the fight goes to the clinch. Though it is important to note that Rousey did have problems throwing the bigger Holy Holm in her last fight, and Nunes is also a fairly decent sized girl. So she is not going to be judo tossed easily. Rousey will have to work for it.
The other thing Rousey has going for her is the fire. Coming off of a loss she has that extra fire in her belly to get back on top. In the fight game that can be a very big asset for her. If Rousey can come out and get Nunes against the fence or in the clinch, that fire may take over and give her the quick octagon victory she used to enjoy earlier in her career.
But, that being said if this turns into a stand up boxing match, which it very well could, it could be bad news for Rousey and her hopes of regaining the UFC belt. Nunes is as comfortable as they come on her feet, and is the exact same type of straight jab puncher that Holm is, and we all know how that fight turned out for Rousey. The question now becomes is Nunes as good a striker as the former pro boxer Holm? Hopefully Ronda has a real game plan coming in, and has done some real training for this fight. She has done a lot for the sport and it would be nice to see her go out on top. But for that to happen she has to have a great fight, she can not afford to make any mistakes against the very dangerous and well trained Nunes.
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