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View Poll Results: Cyborg or Rousey?
Ronda Rousey 14 45.16%
Cyborg Santos 12 38.71%
Double KO 1 3.23%
Don't Know/Don't Care 4 12.90%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-09-2012, 07:49 PM
Location: Chicago Area
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Who is the best female fighter in the world? Ordinarily, you'd have to go with the current champ. But what about the champ who got her title stripped, Christine "Cyborg" Santos? Before she got caught on the juice, she was running through the competition and making it look easy. Nobody could stop her!

Now we have The Arm Collector, aka Ronda Rousey bursting onto the scene and I'll be damned if she isn't looking just as unbeatable as Cyborg, but for completely different reasons. Cyborg is elite level at everything. Rousey is a ridiculously Judoka. Rousey is a lot like Brock Lesnar: Just overwhelming and virtually unstoppable at what she specializes in. The rest of her skills are mostly unknowable. Against Miesha Tate, I think we discovered that Rousey was good but not great at striking, but we didn't really see enough to be sure.

The one woman that I could see thwarting Rousey's arm collection streak is Cyborg Santos. What happens to Ronda when she fights somebody she can't just throw to the ground? What happens when she meets somebody who can match her skill at grappling? Or am I giving Cyborg too much credit?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:34 PM
Location: spring tx
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Ronda beats a non roided up cyborg. Her takedowns and grappling are far beyond cyborg, and her striking is getting better by the second.

Gene labelle was saying they brought a female boxer in and Ronda broke her jaw with a punch.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:58 AM
Location: Monterey, CA
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mmmm I think Cyborg will eat her up standing and Rousey will probably have the advantage on the ground. I still think Cyborg pulls it off.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Location: Chicago Area
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It is definitely the one female fight that people are really interested seeing. It will be interesting to see it and I think it would legitimately be the biggest chick fight since Carano vs Cyborg. It's hard to bet against either of them. They've both been so dominant.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:34 AM
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The answer is unknown. Steroids of any type provides a serious advantage. While on the stuff, she was literally like a pit-bull fighting shih tzu's, just running across the ring and steamrolling opponents. Cyborg without Steriods will have less muscle, maybe less aggressive, possibly slower, injury prone, on and on. Lets see!
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:58 PM
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Is it my imagination, or is R.R. Arm collector beefing up?
Could she be beefing up for a certain fighter???????

Btw whose read the book yet?
Anyone gone to one of the book signings.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:48 PM
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Without the juice, well, RonRon will fanny-paddle Cyborg.

Juice, done properly, must be magnificent for an athlete...............but when you have to
give it up>>>>>>!
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Ronda for the win I think. Cyborg will come out with a flurry and get overconfident and get caught with a throw or submission. Ronda can place an opponent in this position with quickness and surgical precision.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:23 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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The Bethe Correia fight showed how much Ronda's striking has improved. She's no longer a one-trick pony (albeit an amazing trick) and I predict a 1st round KO for Ronda.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:56 PM
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How I'd set the line and prediction:

At existing weight: -210 Cyborg, 1st round TKO
At 145: -160 Cyborg, 2nd round TKO
At 140 catch weight: -140 Cyborg, 2nd round TKO
At 135: -125 Rousey, 1st round submission

If Rousey tries to stand up with Cyborg, she loses at any weight. But she knows better than that. Cyborg is unquestionably stronger, a better striker, and has better range. Plus, she's "fluent" (for lack of a better term) with more limbs. I'm not certain I've ever seen Rousey throw a kick.

From the clinch, I see Rousey taking 1-2 shots from Cyborg and then immediately hip tossing her.

On the ground? Well, it really depends on how they got there, but the advantage here goes to Rousey. Cyborg has solid BJJ, but it won't matter if she gets ragdolled to the ground...she'd be in an armbar before she even got her bearings.

So how would things go? Cyborg would come out throwing HEAVY strikes, Rousey will either eat them (or god forbid, try and throw them back) and lose, or try to avoid them and go for the hiptoss/armbar. If it lands, game over. If not, they roll around for a round and repeat in round 2.
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