Some may pull for unbeaten UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey because of her dashing looks and chiseled figure. Others may root for Rousey on account of her bold personality, one that’s drawn comparisons to occasional training partners Nick and Nate Diaz.
Most fans, however, just admire the two-time Olympian's dexterity as a mixed martial artist, particularly in the submission game.
When Liz Carmouche faces off with Rousey in the first-ever women’s bout in promotional history at UFC 157, not only will she enter the tilt a 6.5-to-1 underdog (+650), according to Bodog.net, she’ll play the role of villain in a battle against a proverbial superhero.
Her spectacular rise in the sport has given Rousey merit to do the unprecedented and headline a UFC pay-per-view event. But it almost seems like the twice-beaten Carmouche, the only fighter who volunteered to lock horns with Rousey, represents just another invitee to “Rowdy’s” welcome party to the UFC.
Here are three reasons fans should root for a win from Rousey in her highly anticipated UFC debut.