This is the best weekend in the background of women"s MMA. Saturday night at UFC 184, the optimal two fights will feature women: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano for Rousey"s UFC women"s bantamweight title, and also Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington. Friday night at Invicta FC 11, the main occasion featured one of the biggest names in women"s MMA, Cris "Cyborg" Justino.
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There is a many interest in a possible Rousey-Cyborg megafight; Rousey is the ideal fighter in women"s MMA and Cyborg is No. 2. Cyborg take it another step towards that showdown with a 46-second TKO of Charmaine Tweet come retain her Invicta FC featherweight championship.
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The bout started with Tweet coming best at Cyborg, but Justino landed an overhand ideal that reduce Tweet and also seemed to break her nose. Justino landed a few more punches and also Tweet had the ability to get back to she feet. Justino threw much more punches to the face and body and also referee Herb Dean quit the fight.
Justino extended her winning streak to 13. She hasn"t shed a fight because her professional debut in 2005.
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A fight v the undefeated Rousey would seem to it is in closer than ever before after Friday, yet Justino very first needs to fight in ~ bantamweight. Rousey, meanwhile, has been vocal about Justino trial and error positive for steroids, and the two have had actually harsh words for each other in the past. One wonders whether Cyborg will attend UFC 184 ~ above Saturday night.
Justino claimed after Friday"s fight that she will shot to get to 135 pounds. Now every Rousey needs to do is win Zingano, which will be no basic task.
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