Female bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey looks for win number nine in the MMA main event fight against challenger Sara McMann and her 7-0 record Saturday night in UFC 170. The co-main event features 13-0 Daniel Cormier taking on 4-0 Patrick Cummins.
For the first time in UFC history in its modern incarnation, all four fighters participating in the main event card have never lost a professional fight. That will change by the time UFC 170 concludes, obviously but it’s still fun to see four fighters whom have yet to taste defeat take each other on. The closest this came to happening before was in UFC 78 when one of the fighters, Houston Alexander, had a lone loss.
The odds offered in these two fights aren’t as close as one might expect given the perfect records on display. Ronda Rousey, the talk of UFC of late and budding action star in Hollywood, is a 4-1 favorite to take down Sara McMann, who is her senior by six years. McMann is currently ranked fifth, while Rousey is entrenched in the number one position and isn’t expected to cough up her belt anytime soon.
McMann favors the wrestling style and is more deadly in the ring when she is able to grapple her opponent. The problem with that style in this fight is that Rousey is a better all-around fighter who also is strong grappling, and could be able to use her sheer strength to break any kind of hold that McMann may attempt. If McMann can’t keep Rousey on the mat then this could turn into a quick fight as Rousey has gotten her opponent into submission in four of six fights, or she will pound McMann with judo throws.
In the light heavyweight fight, Daniel Cormier comes in a huge 12-1 favorite as the number four ranked fighter against Patrick Cummins, a fill-in who is currently unranked. Cummins is the wild card in this fight in that all four of his wins have come against inferior opponents so he’s yet to be really challenged. Cormier will certainly challenge him tonight, and no one knows how he will respond when we watch UFC 170 live online streaming on PPV tonight.
Another fight to watch tonight that could turn out to be better than the other two top card rights is 15-2 Rory MacDonald vs 18-5 Demian Maia. These two fighters are pretty evenly matched on the stat card and could take their fight the distance. The two top cards could conceivably be over in the first round or second round at the latest.
Tonight’s UFC 170 main card event fights featuring two former Olympians in Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann has a start time of 10pm EST/ 7pm PST with the round 1 bell from Las Vegas, Nevada in the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The exact time of the Rousey vs McMann fight won’t be determined until the previous undercard fights end, but typically the main event starts around 90-120 minutes later.
The fights will air exclusively on pay-per-view in North America, which is carried by most major cable/satellite providers including Cox, Dish Network, DirecTV, Cable One, AT&T U-verse and more (check those services for the exact schedule and channel number) for $54.99 (high definition HD) and $44.99 (standard definition). You can also alternatively choose to watch UFC 170 online live streaming here at a cost of $59.95 at the new UFC TV website, and use this for free live scoring as well as accessing the watch live PPV UFC main event online.