Ronda Rousey will make her long-awaited return to the Octagon when she challenges Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s bantamweight title at UFC 207. Rousey has not fought since she dropped the belt – in her lone career loss – to Holly Holm at UFC 193.
Rousey’s biggest attributes are her aggression and finishing ability. “Rowdy” has never once gone to the judges’ scorecards in her 13-fight pro career with 11 career victories via first-round stoppage. She is constantly pushing the pace and has fluid grappling skills to set up her submission game. However, it became clear in the Holm fight that she can be frustrated and stifled by an opponent with good footwork.
Nunes rarely goes to decision either, as she has gone the distance just twice in her 17 pro fights. She is technically sound on the feet with huge power in her hands. More often than not, she uses her wrestling ability to take the fight to the mat and use vicious ground and pound to end her opponent. “The Lioness” has been known to gas out, though, and her hyper-aggressive style means that the longer the fight goes, the worse it gets for the champion.
UFC 207 will take place on December 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.