Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano Confirmed for UFC 182 in Las Vegas

October 22, 2014
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We officially have a women’s title fight scheduled for Las Vegas.

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Cat Zingano at UFC 182 on Jan. 3, according to a report on Wednesday.

“UFC Tonight” confirmed with Dana White that the women’s title fight is official for the Vegas card, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Rousey (10-0) has risen to become one of the UFC’s top attractions and currently holds a tight grip on the women’s bantamweight division as the 135-pound champion. All 10 of Rousey’s wins have come via finish, her last two being knockouts in the first round. Only Miesha Tate has gone beyond the first round with Rousey, getting submitted later in the fight via armbar.

Zingano (9-0), like Rousey, hasn’t tasted defeat in her career. In her nine fights, Zingano has gone the distance only once, picking up finishes by submission or knockout in all her other outings.

UFC 182 is scheduled to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The Rousey-Zingano fight will serve as the co-main event.

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  • Lee

    Sorry Cat you’re a great fighter but Rousey is two steps ahead.

    • sean

      I don’t particularly like Roused but I have to agree. As an athlete she’s to good for anyone right now.

  • Timothy Malone

    So UFC’s “biggest superstar” has to again be put on a card under a mega title fight? Sounds legit…

    • V8Supercar1

      Whenever Ronda Rousey is in the ring, it is automatically a “mega title fight” just because of her. She is one of the most popular fighters on the planet right now. And according to Dana White. She is the biggest draw right now.

      • uncle

        Dana brainwashed you

        • V8Supercar1

          lol Its Not brainwashing. Its simple mathematics.

          • uncle

            A mega title fight is Cyborg,Ronda is the face of womens MMA
            but not the biggest draw she is a second rate champion .Ronda
            can’t lead the pack on PPV .

          • Maddawgmar

            And Cyborg is a bigger draw? I guess, because people love cheaters…

          • uncle

            No Cyborg is not, but she is the biggest threat

  • solo

    Two dominant champions will have their most difficult title defenses on Jan 3.
    Cant wait! Just stay healthy everyone!

  • dandogood

    Cat is not that good and look for a Rousey 1st round Ko by punches. Why delay a Cyborg fight? Because once Cyborg beats Rousey the UFC loses their biggest star and then has Cyborg as a disgusting hated steroid depleted ugly champ. BOO. Rousey is a super mega star who has to be protected and shielded from Cyguy.

    • Jeff

      Submission maybe but she’s not gonna ko cat SORRY