UFC 175: A Word About the Co-Main Events

I started watching mixed martial arts around July of 2013 due to some personal things going on, which really gave me a distraction to what was going on.  I discovered that I actually liked UFC and mixed martial arts and I’ve followed the sport ever since.

I’ve personally loved the female fighters, and when they fight I call them “lady fights,” but make no mistake: the women are far more interesting to watch.  Who is the top woman MMA competitor today?  Ronda Rousey, the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

The whole point of me watching anything to do with UFC 175 was Rousey-Davis.  If UFC is on, I’ll watch whoever is on.  When I know about the ladies ahead of time, I’ll go out of my way to watch them.  Even though the point of my viewing was Rousey-Davis, I was also interested in seeing Weidman-Machinda.

When I saw Silva’s leg flop around like a rag doll as Weidman retained the UFC Middleweight Championship, I was interested in seeing him actually fight a decent fight.  Silva had really taken himself out with breaking his shin.  Weidman and Machida was an interesting combination, so the review is thus TWO of the fights off the card.

I’ll start with what everyone else would consider the main event.  Wediman-Machida.

The defending World Champion came out of the gate kicking, literally, and sort of set the stage for the aggressive fight that everyone would be more than happy to watch.  Machida seemed to struggle hard early on, trying to look like he was the contender that he was supposed to be but didn’t come off as looking stable.  The fight was actually pretty decent but I think Weidman should have been able to defeat Machida far earlier because he, in my eyes, looked like the more solid fighter here.  Weidman retains the UFC Middleweight Championship.

In MY main event, Ronda Rousey defeats Alexis Davis in the second fastest knockout in UFC history.  There isn’t actually a whole lot to say about this one except that Rousey really is the “Mike Tyson” of the UFC of our time.  Remember when Tyson was the “Baddest Man on the Planet?”  Rousey is the “Baddest Woman on the Planet.”  Rousey is unbelievable and is someone to contend with for the future.

All in all, I can’t wait for the next lady fight and I certainly hope the Rousey can fight in August, which was one of the questions she was asked in the post-fight interview.  We shall see!