Ronda Rousey: Match vs. Sarah Kaufman Is Tale of Two Different Fighters
Ronda Rousey isn't your typical female MMA fighter.
The Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion not only shines while she's fighting, but in the public eye as well.
She's modeled for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. She's a noted detester of Kim Kardashian, something she made known on the red carpet at the ESPYs.
Rousey is just a different character on the MMA scene.
Many female fighters just go about their business, training for their fights and coming out on fight night to put on a show for the fans. That isn't what Rousey is all about, but it is what her next opponent, Sarah Kaufman, lives by.
Kaufman doesn't involve herself in trash talking. She's all about what she can do in the Octagon.
Not only are the two polar opposites outside of the Octagon, they are completely different fighters inside of it.
Rousey is a submission specialist. She has won each of her five professional MMA fights via submission my armbar, including this incredibly gruesome one against Miesha Tate.
Kaufman doesn't mess around with submission moves. She just likes to go right at her opponents and whale on them until the ref calls the fight or they are unconscious.
The British Columbia native has compiled a record of 15-1 over the last six-plus years. Kaufman has knocked out 10 of her opponents, something that Rousey should definitely take note of before she steps into the Octagon.
Who will win Saturday night?
There is only one blemish on Kaufman's record, and it came in the form of an armbar submission at the hands of Marloes Coenen. In case you forgot what you just read, Rousey is absolutely lethal with an armbar.
From what I can tell, Rousey loves to talk trash. She went at Kardashian on the red carpet like she goes after her opponents before and during her matches. She's relentless in her trash talking, and it has paid off thus far.
Kaufman, on the other hand, isn't much of a talker. She uses her fists of fury to speak for her.
It is always intriguing to watch a submission-heavy fighter go up against a knockout-heavy fighter. It allows spectators to see which fighter is truly better at their craft.
No matter who comes out on top in San Diego, Calif. on Aug. 18, the match is sure to blow the doors off the place.
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