This weekend will see who many consider to be the greatest MMA fighter of our generation, Ronda Rousey, defend her championship in the main event of UFC 193. In that main event, Ronda Rousey will defend the womenâ€™s bantamweight title against former boxing champion Holly Holm. Also, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends the womenâ€™s strawweight title and Mark Hunt faces Antonio Silva in a rematch of arguably the greatest heavyweight fight in UFC history.
UFC Womenâ€™s Bantamweight Title Fight
â€œRowdyâ€ Ronda Rousey (12-0-0) (Champion) vs. â€œThe Preacherâ€™s Daughterâ€ Holly Holm (9-0-0)
Rousey will be making the eighth defense of her championship, last defending it against Bethe Correia at UFC 190. Holm has already won two bouts under the UFC banner and she is a former Legacy Fighting Championships Womenâ€™s Bantamweight Champion. Rousey has already competed six times in the UFC and she has spent less than seven minutes in total fight time within the octagon. Holm has also achieved a lot of success during her career as a pro boxer and she has also competed as a kickboxer. Holmâ€™s best shot at getting the upset is to use her boxing to keep Rousey at a distance, that will only work for awhile as Rousey eventually grounds and submits Holm to keep the gold.
UFC Womenâ€™s Strawweight Title Fight
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0-0) (Champion) vs. Valerie â€œTroubleâ€ Letourneau (8-3-0)
Jedrzejczyk will be making the second defense of her championship, last defending it against Jessica Penne at UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne. Letourneau has won all three of her previous bouts in the UFC, kost notably defeating Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira. Prior to entering the UFC in 2014, Jedrzejczyk scored a major victory when she defeated UFC veteran Rosi Sexton at Cage Warriors 69. Letourneau had fought three UFC veterans before she got into the promotion, those veterans where Sarah Kaufman, Alexis Davis and Claudia Gadelha. Letourneau will use her aggressiveness to keep the fight interesting for a few rounds, but Jedrzejczyk will eventually overwhelm her with strikes to get a late finish and keep her title.
UFC Heavyweight Division Fight
â€œThe Super Samoanâ€ Mark Hunt (10-10-1) vs. Antonio â€œBigfootâ€ Silva (19-7-1)
Hunt has only won just one of three since that draw in the first fight with Silva, with that lone win coming over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson. Silva has also won just one of three since the classic with Hunt, with his lone victory coming over Soa Palelei at UFC 190. This fight should be just as brutal as the first encounter, but this time it will be Hunt getting the knockout finish to settle the rivalry.
UFC Middleweight Division Fight
Uriah â€œPrimetimeâ€ Hall (12-5-0) vs. Robert â€œThe Reaperâ€ Whittaker (14-4-0)
Hall has won five of his last six under the UFC banner, most notably defeating Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson. Whittaker will enter the fight riding a three fight winning streak and this will be his fourth UFC bout in Australia. Hall is one of the best strikers in the UFC right now, but Whittaker will use his vlume striking to pressure Hall on route to a decision win.
UFC Heavyweight Division Fight
Jared â€œThe Big Showâ€ Rosholt (13-2-0) vs. Stefan â€œSkyscraperâ€ Struve (26-7-0)
Rosholt has won five of six fights during his UFC campaign, with a notable win coming over Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt. Struve has only won just one of his last three bouts and this will be the first time he has competed multiple times in a year since 2012. Struve has a huge reach advantage in this bout and he uses that to keep Rosholt at bay to earn a decision.
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