Archive: Sara McMann

Aug 16, 2014 6:34 pm

UFC Fight Night 47 Results: McMann Wrestles Her Way to Split Decision Victory

McMann went straight for a single leg takedown and landed it with a nice trip to start the fight. Murphy, however, was pretty crafty and effective from her guard in the first couple of minutes from her back. She tied up McMann and limited the damage Sara could inflict but McMann was still controlling the...

Aug 14, 2014 11:23 am

Olympic Medalist McMann Gives Holm, Carano, Cyborg No Chance Against Rousey

“Carano and Holm, predominantly have stand up backgrounds. You’re in a cage, she’s going to get your hands on you, and I just don’t think that they have the takedown and throw defense they would need to stop her from going to the ground.” “When it goes to the ground, their strongest areas are gone....

Aug 13, 2014 5:05 am

Sara McMann Calls For Rousey Rematch

Sara McMann may have lost to Ronda Rousey at UFC 170 earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean that McMann is accepting that Rousey is the better fighter. She’s campaigning for a rematch with Rousey regardless of the rankings. Her words: “I’m chomping at the bit to fight her again,” McMann told FOX Sports. “I...

Jul 15, 2014 5:10 pm

Mark Bocek Slams WMMA Fighters, Compares Them To 12-Year Olds

After a UnderGround member posted a video of Ronda Rousey wrestling with Gegard Mousasi when Ronda first started her MMA career, UFC lightweight Mark Bocek decided it was time he speak up. In the video it was somewhat obvious that Mousasi was taking Rousey down with ease and going easy on her given that she...


Jul 8, 2014 5:03 am

Rousey Announces She Needs Surgery Following UFC 175

Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced during the post fight press conference of UFC 175 that she will have to undergo a fairly minor knee surgery for chronic injuries that have plagued her since she tore her ACL when she was 16. “With the knee surgery, it’s just something that’s more maintenance that I need...

Jun 29, 2014 11:45 am

Rousey: ‘McMann didn’t really want what came along with being champ’

With Ronda Rousey meeting up with Alexis Davis this Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas, she took some time to reflect on her last fight against Sara McMann (where she won via first round TKO) and some of the principles she feels contributed to Sara’s defeat. “I think that could have been what happened...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Pushing For McMann vs. Kaufman, Sarah Not Interested

Former UFC title challenger, Sara McMann (pictured) is ready to bounce back from her first round defeat against Ronda Rousey. The olympic Silver Medalist wants to tango with former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman. Sarah is looking at a bigger named opponent, more specifically she wants a fight against Miesha Tate or Cat Zingano. Last night...

May 9, 2014 8:55 am

Ratings Report: Jones, Rousey Receiving Surprisingly Lower PPV Numbers in 2014

The UFC is filled with big stars and talented fighters. For two decades, the organization has featured the best in the business and introduced hundreds of talented mixed martial artists to the general public. Within those two decades, a hand full of huge names have stuck with the masses, and those names almost insured huge...

Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

Herb Dean Defends Controversial Stoppages In Faber/Barao, Rousey/McMann Bouts

Despite being commonly known as being one of the best referees in MMA, Herb Dean has recently come under some fire for some of the stoppages that he has made in major fights, particularly for the stoppages in the main events of UFC 169 and 170. Dean took to The MMA Hour to discuss the stoppages....

Mar 15, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Cain Velasquez Media Scrum

Yesterday in Dallas, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was on scene to field questions from the media. See what he had to say by clicking play above. Enjoy!

Mar 3, 2014 7:53 pm

Rumor Has It: Could the Big Announcement Be A Super Fight for Rousey?

Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is, according to UFC President Dana White, “the biggest star in UFC history.” Her talent is unprecedented and in a league of insanely talented women, she’s still miles apart from an opponent that seems to be equal to her skill. Her recent bout with Sara McMann at UFC 170 brought...

Mar 3, 2014 10:24 am

Joe Rogan: “huge announcement” About Ronda Rousey and WMMA Is Coming Soon

  Ronda Rousey recently beat fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann at UFC 170 via first round TKO, so where does the champ go from here? A lot has been said following that fight about there being no real threat to Rousey and her belt. Currently the two names expected to be in line next for...

Feb 20, 2014 11:01 am

Julianna Pena picks Sara McMann over Ronda Rousey at UFC 170

The first ever women’s Ultimate Fighter Winner Julianna Pena is picking challenger Sara McMann to defeat rating UFC champion Ronda Rousey at this weekend’s UFC 170 event. Pena announced her main event pick in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com: “‘Wrestling beats Judo every singe time.’ I think if there’s a wrestler out there to do it Sara McMann is the one...

Feb 20, 2014 10:48 am

Ronda Rousey Credits Gina Carano’s Success As Inspiration To Pursue MMA

Before Ronda Rousey was the face of women’s MMA there was another. And apparently Gina Carano (pictured) was a huge driving force in influencing the current champ to strive for a career in the cage. No matter how unlikely it seemed at the time. Judo Olympian and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey took some...

Feb 20, 2014 10:28 am

Cummins on Cormier bout: “9 days is perfect”

By Evan Stoumbelis Daniel Cormier’s new opponent for this Saturday’s UFC 170, Pat Cummins spoke to Fox Sports 1 media members at UFC 170’s open workouts on Wednesday about his 9 day long training camp, and how prepared he is for the biggest fight of his career. “Overthinking a situation is a big deal, especially...

Feb 20, 2014 10:18 am

Ronda Rousey influenced by Floyd Mayweather both in and out of the cage

Ronda Rousey is currently undefeated in her mixed martial arts career and has recently been praised by UFC president Dana White as the biggest star that the UFC has ever had. Ronda was quick to credit some of her savvy, both business wise and in the cage, to one of the biggest stars in another...

Feb 20, 2014 8:42 am

Ronda Rousey ‘Concerned’ About UFC 170 PPV Buys

  Ronda Rousey is concerned.   Sure, she’s the biggest thing to hit the UFC since Kimbo Slice’d bread.  Sure, the fans love to love her, or love to hate her. But too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing.   “I get concerned,” Rousey said during the open workouts for UFC 170, which will...

Feb 18, 2014 9:33 am

Ronda Rousey On Sara McMann: “She’s trying to rip away everything I worked for, and that’s not very nice.”

Ronda Rousey doesn’t like Miesha Tate. That might be one of the biggest understatements I could write about the women’s UFC bantamweight champion. After all, one could surmise exactly how Ronda felt about Miesha, simply by watching the two women interact for a few seconds. And even after Ronda completely dominated her arch-rival in their championship bout at UFC 168,...

Feb 13, 2014 9:35 am

Coach Says Ronda Will Out Wrestle Then K.O. Mcmann.

Judo Olympian and current UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is in the midst of preparing to face off against a fellow Olympian in Sara McMann at the upcoming UFC 170 which takes place in Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Event Center on Saturday, February 22, 2014. . This leads up to a very...

Feb 11, 2014 9:56 am

Ronda Rousey Addresses Chatter on Her Shift From MMA Champ To Hollywood Star

Currently undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is an undeniable powerhouse in the sport of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) right now. Especially when it comes to the newly vastly growing women’s division. However, as of late we are seeing Ronda take a turn toward the silver screen. Much like another female fighter that...

Jan 29, 2014 2:09 pm

Aljamain Sterling Makes UFC Debut, Replaces Bryan Caraway at UFC 170

Aljamain Sterling will step in for the injured Bryan Caraway (above) to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 on February 22.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced on Wednesday that promotional newcomer Aljamain Sterling will replace the recently injured Bryan Caraway to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in February. It was announced...

Jan 23, 2014 12:42 pm

History In The Making: Rousey, McMann and Cormier Meet Again

  For the first time in UFC history, three undefeated Olympians enter the Octagon on the same day trying to defend their perfect win streaks. Two-time former Wrestling Olympian, Daniel Cormier, Olympic Freestyle Wrestler, Sara McMann, and Olympic Judoist, Ronda Rousey are all set to battle it out on February 22nd at Mandalay Bay Events...

Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

Ronda Rousey: I don’t have a bad thing to say about Sara McMann

After seeing Ronda Rousey flip-off Miesha Tate throughout the recent season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, it was a nice change of pace to hear the champion say something nice about her upcoming opponent Sara McMann. The two are set to duke it out in the middle of the octagon at UFC 170 for the UFC...

Jan 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Death and Murder: Sara McMann’s Motivation Through Tragedy

“Part of the lack of desire for money and fame is the desire to spend as much time with my family as possible, creating the memories that really matter to you. People on their death-bed don’€™t say ‘I wish I had more money and fame’.” Sara McManns journey through her earlier years wasn’t that of...