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Top 3 credible threats for Ronda Rousey

Nidhi Sharma
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Ronda Rousey holds an open training in Rio ahead of her UFC 190 fightNext up against Rousey is Correia at UFC 190. As exciting as the match-up  sounds, a lot of that excitement is rooted in media created hype. Everyone, including the UFC fighters rule the odds in the favour of Rousey for many reasons thus backing up the previous statement.No wonder “Rowdy” Ronda is a UFC superstar and the “badass” in women’s MMA who has raised the stakes for every other fighter who wants the title. This makes it difficult to find fighters credible enough against her but it’s not impossible. Many are eyeing Ronda’s crown but she won’t hand it over that easily and only a few can survive with her in the cage.In the midst of the much-hyped Rousey vs. Correia, we list down 3 most credible threats up against Ronda for her throne at 135 lbs. 

#1 Miesha Tate

Tate with her powerful striking

Well, this name was dicey enough to include considering that Rousey made it very clear that Tate was indeed a piece of “cupcake” for her…TWICE.

Following the same, Tate was the only opponent who made Ronda take it past one round. Tate has come a long way since that encounter with the Bantamweight champion.

This “cupcake” held titles such as former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Women's 135lb Strikeforce Tournament Champion, 2008 Fila Worlds Grappling Championships, Silver Medalist etc. stating that she is champion material. 

Tate made her progress very clear after her recent fight with Jessica Eye. She surprisingly defeated Eye in her own game of striking.

Also the fact that she has been matched up and fought against beasts like Zingano and beat up fighters like Sara McMann adds that she’s no mere fighter. The power, the strength, the striking- in short, Tate is close enough in filling all the loopholes of her game and stepping closer to face Rousey for the third time.

This time, she’ll be a different person to Rousey it seems. 

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