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Cat Zingano gets her chance to dethrone Ronda Rousey at UFC 184

Cat Zingano will finally get her chance at Ronda Rousey at UFC 184.

After defeating Miesha Tate at the TUF 17 Finale, she was set to become a coach on Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter against Rousey, but suffered a knee injury that took over a year and a half to rehabilitate.

Tragedy also struck when her estranged husband Mauricio committed suicide in January.

She came back at UFC 178 and defeated a game Amanda Nunes to earn the shot.


MMA Crossfire always ranked Zingano at the #1 slot ever since she defeated Nunes.

“Here we go!” said “Judo” Gene LeBell on his Facebook page. He is one of Rousey’s key coaches.

In a 2013 interview with MMA Crossfire Expert Cassie Wiseman, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp declined to predict a winner between the two, but did say “Cat needs to be extremely prepared against Ronda.”

Rousey has shown versatility in her recent fights, including a TKO liver shot finish over Sara McMann at UFC 170 and tidy sixteen second flurry over Canadian Alexis Davis at UFC 175.

She may have to dust off that armbar.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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