Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann headlines UFC 170 in February
Ronda Rousey closed the door on her two year long rivalry with
Miesha Tate on Saturday night in her longest fight to date as it
took her until the third round to finally land her signature armbar
to get the finish.
Despite the last two months preparing for the battle ahead and a
‘Fight of the Night’ performance, Rousey will head straight back
into camp as she will now headline UFC 170 on Feb 22 against former
Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann.
UFC president Dana White announced the fight at the UFC 168 post
fight press conference. Rousey vs. McMann will now headline the
card with Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier serving as the co-main
event of the evening.
McMann has been out of action since April when she made her UFC
debut against Sheila Gaff, winning by TKO in the first round. A
silver medalist in Olympic wrestling in 2004, McMann was originally
expected to return in August but had to withdraw from the fight due
to personal reasons.
McMann is currently undefeated in her professional career at a
perfect 7-0 while Rousey will enter the fight with the exact same
record as she looks to defend her UFC title for a second
consecutive time since her inaugural bout in the Octagon in
Now the two women’s bantamweight fighters will face off at UFC
170 in February 2014 with the championship on the line.