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There's a real sense that this is going to be a romp for Rousey, another arm to throw in the pile she's collected at this point in her career. That's ignorant to the skills that McMann possesses and oblivious to her own Olympic credentials.
McMann is a bulldog, a woman who has endured things that most people couldn't dream of. She's tough and durable and she will absolutely not be broken. Those who know her best insist she'll rise to the occasion, and the track record is there to suggest that's possible.
Rousey, for all her bravado, is still a work in progress who has a handful of attacks that she'll always rely on when the going gets tough. She doesn't like to be hit and she's not great at hitting herself, and her bread and butter is wading into clinch range, throwing her opponent, and grabbing an arm—perhaps after establishing positional dominance, perhaps not.
Stardom doesn't make the fighter, and having your face on the poster doesn't entitle you to win. McMann is going to pressure Rousey, she is going to put Rousey on her back (perhaps more than once), and the world is going to see what Rousey's made of with someone bigger, stronger and of equal athleticism in her face and pressing the issue.
It's incredibly tough to call, but this will be the biggest test of Rousey's career by far. She takes it, but only because her main tool to finish is more potent than any that McMann has at this stage in her career.
Prediction: Ronda Rousey via Submission (armbar), Round 4.
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