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UFC 184 Main Card Preview: Rousey vs. Zingano

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(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

With Weidman vs. Belfort scratched from the main event due to injury, Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano serves as the main event of UFC 184. Here are the main card fighters of the evening fighting from Staples Center.

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

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(Rousey knees McMann to the body)

Ronda Rousey (10-0) meets fellow undefeated bantamweight Cat Zingano (9-0) in the night’s main event. Ronda Rousey has proven herself many times over when it comes to armbar victories, but has also knocked out Sara McMann and Alexis Davis in her last two bouts. #1 bantamweight Zingano is 2-0 in the UFC, knocking out former challenger Meisha Tate and Amanda Nunes. Zingano has the punching power and fighting ability to be Rousey’s toughest opponent yet.

Raquel Pennington vs. Holly Holm

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(Raquel Pennington)

Raquel Pennington (5-4) takes on Holy Holm (7-0) in the second womens; bantamweight fight of UFC 184. Pennington has gone 2-1 in the UFC, most recently defeating Ashlee Evans-Smith via 1st round bulldog choke. Holly Holm has proven to be an excellent boxer as well as MMA fighter, winning the IBA Female and WBF Female Light Welterweight titles. She has won all 7 of her MMA bouts, 6 by way of knockout. The standing battle of this bout will be a brawl.

Jake Ellenberger vs. Josh Koscheck

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(Sanchez (R) vs. Ellenberger (L))

Jake Ellenberger (29-9) and Josh Koscheck (17-8) meet at welterweight in UFC 184. Ellenberger and Koscheck are in of a win, with both losing their last 3 fights consecutively. For the veteran welterweights, a fourth consecutive loss in the promotion puts them in dangerous waters.

Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh

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(Alan Jouban Weighs in for UFC Fight Night 47)

Welterweights Alan Jouban (10-3) and Richard Walsh (8-2) are 1-1 so far in the UFC. Jouban has earned 7 knockout victories in his early career to Walsh’s 4. Both welterweights will be extremely competitive coming off of decision losses.

Tony Ferguson vs. Gleison Tibau

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(Tony Ferguson slaps on a guillotine choke, photo via the UFC’s Facebook Page)

The last main card fight of UFC 184 features lightweights Tony Ferguson (17-3) and veteran Gleison Tibau (33-10). Tony Ferguson is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet system riding a 4-fight winning streak. Gleison Tibau fights and takes fights relentlessly, taking his second consecutive fight on short notice to replace Ferguson’s original opponent Yancy Medeiros.

Watch UFC 184 on Pay-Per-view on Saturday at 10/7 ETPT from Los Angeles, CA.

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Kurt Tellez is a Southern California-based writer and musician. He first developed a passion for writing and literature in high school that carried through to the completion of a B.A. in English from Cal State Fullerton in 2013. Inspired by Joseph Conrad, Emily Dickinson, Alan Moore and Hunter S. Thompson, he has pursued a career in writing through contributions to online magazine publications, blogging, and social media management. His musical studies began at thirteen, and has since played in garage bands, concert bands and jazz bands everywhere from Honolulu to The Matthew Street Beatles Festival in Liverpool. Kurt has followed MMA since becoming an avid listener of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. Inspired by Eddie Bravo's appearances on the show, he became a member of Tenth Planet Jiu-Jitsu in 2014.