Ronda Rousey (10-0) will look to defend her bantamweight title against Cat Zingano (9-0) Saturday night at UFC 184 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main card pay-per-view, featuring the fight between the two undefeated 135-pound fighters, is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
Rousey,28, is the favorite in the match, and an absolute force, winning all but one of her fights in the first round. Fellow undefeated fighter Zingano will be perhaps Rousey’s toughest opponent yet. Rousey has won 80 percent of her fights by submission, relying on an amazing armbar. Zingano has won 56 percent of her fights by KO or TKO, making her an explosive fighter. Rousey will likely have to be more careful than usual. The 32-year-old Zingano could put her name at the top of the sport by defeating the fighter largely thought of as the face of women's UFC. It won't be an easy task for Zingano, as Rousey has already successfully defended her title five times.
Rousey’s dominance and Zingano’s legitimate threat has made the fight perhaps the most anticipated bout in women’s UFC history. Rousey goes into the matchup as Vegas' favorite with her line set at -700, while Zingano is the underdog at +450, according to bovada.lv.
The event has drawn a lot of attention and will available to watch via pay-per-view. Additional fights and events have been planned around the title attraction as well.
It should be an exciting bout, see below for details about how to watch and what to expect:
Date: Saturday Feb. 28
Time: 10 p.m. ET - main card pay-per-view begins.
Pay per view details: Rousey vs. Zingano PPV costs $49.99 for standard definition, $59.99 for HD. Check UFC.tv for purchasing details and additional packaging options.
Prediction: It will be an entertaining fight and Rousey might find herself more challenged than usual. Zingano is confident and has the ability to win. In the end, the champion should prevail. Rousey wins by submission.
Additional fights details: UFC Fight Pass will feature bouts at 7 p.m. EST and Fox Sports 1 will have preliminary fights at 8 p.m. EST. The pay-per-view includes three undercard bouts.