Video: Watch the First Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Staredown Before UFC 170

January 9, 2014
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At a recent media appearance in Los Angeles, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and No.1 contender Sara McMann squared off for their first staredown ahead of their UFC 170 main event.

MMAWeekly.com was on the scene and caught the footage in the video above.

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  • Milosc

    Ronda will have a hard time pulling her athletic edge against this opponent. I don’t see her mean-mugging this coming weigh in…

    • Maddawgmar

      She will probably mean mug, but not out of hate, out of gamesmanship. There won’t be animosity between them, they respect each other. Rousey is bigger, but McMann has that wrestler strength, and not high school level like Tate. This is a very intriguing fight.

  • flubber

    two Olympic medalists. I agree with @Milosc but at the same time Rhonda was 08′ and McMann 04′ so its likely McMann is no longer Olympic caliber considering shes 10 years away from the sport, and shes coming off an injury.. and she’s less experienced. I still want to go with the underdog.

  • TattedNinja

    Ronda is going to smash her.

    • Maddawgmar

      I’m a fan of both of these fighters, I am hoping for a competitive fight. MMA history has shown that Wrestling beats Judo in MMA. Diego Sanchez over Karo Parisyan, Michael Chandler over Rick Hawn just to name a few. Both of these fighters are the highest decorated fighters in their discipline to step in the Octagon. That being said I think Rousey will win, but don’t count out the skill of McMann.

  • Maddawgmar

    This fight has me jacked, I am a huge fan of both of these fighters. I will be watching with my eyes covered, peaking through my fingers. War Rousey and War McMann.

  • drkdisciple

    As per many of my past posts I am not a big Rousey fan but I seriously doubt McMann will be the one to beat her.

  • julian moran

    This fight is not about wrestling vs judo.
    Rousey is better on the feet and on the ground. McMann has little to no chance of winning this fight.

    • Jeff Jones

      This fight IS about wrestling vs judo. Do you even have a clue what fighting is about ? What do you think they’re gonna do, come in and dance ? No, they each will rely on what is their strength. As ANY fighter does. McMann is better on the ground than Rousey due to her wrestling. Wrestling has dominated judo as history has shown. McMann wins this fight.

      • Guest

        wrestling is better to take down, not “on the ground”

        • Jeff Jones

          It does matter if you’re in the top position.

      • julian moran

        Not at all.
        If one fighter was better in the stand up and the other on the ground, then the Wrestling vs Judo thing would be relevant.
        In this fight However, if the fight stays on the feet, Rousey has the advantage, if the fight goes to the ground Rousey has an even greater advantage.
        Thus the Wrestling vs Judo thing is not relevant.
        Now do you understand?

        • Jeff Jones

          Who says Rousey’s stand up is better than Mcmann’s ? You ? lmfao. Rousey’s stand up sucks. I dont think YOU understand MMA. McManns wrestling will let her take down Rousey and end up in the TOP position. It DOES make a difference. Wrestlers beat Judo practitioners ALL the time. Do YOU understand ?

  • Ian Price

    Looks like after the whole Tate thing, we’re seeing rebound extra niceness from Ronda.

  • horace

    As McMann struggled with the lousy Baszler then Rousey destroys Sara in an easy win. Baszler is terrible.