Miesha Tate Beats Japan’s Best For Second Win This Year

Miesha Tate rin nakai statsRonda Rousey nemesis Miesha “Cupcake” Tate flew way out West on Saturday to challenge previously undefeated fighter Rin Nakai for and closed UFC Fight Night 52 with her second unanimous win of 2014.

It wasn’t as easy of a fight as you would expect for Miesha, whose record was tarnished last year when she fought and lost to both Rousey and Cat Zingano.

At 5’1″ and 135 pounds of pure muscle, Rin Nakai is probably the most formidable women’s MMA opponent in Japan, but her much shorter reach proved too great an obstacle to overcome, with 5’6″ Tate out-grappling and out-striking her every time.

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The fairly fast-paced fight went to the third round, when most expected to see an early KO or submission from the super versatile Tate, who has finished opponents with everything from armbars to head kicks. Ultimately, Nakai underestimated the woman who took Ronda Rousey to a third round, and the judges took notice. Continue reading “Miesha Tate Beats Japan’s Best For Second Win This Year”

Ronda Rousey Testing Acting Waters With ‘Expendables’ and ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchises

Ronda Rousey showtime fight posePowerhouse judo expert Ronda Rousey has a confirmed, reportedly NOT-small role in The Expendables 3 and another possible job in Fast and Furious 7, but has no plans to slow down her training for filming.

“I’m leaving soon, and I’m very fortunate that there’s going to be Victor Ortiz and Randy Couture and other fighter-type people there, and I’m going to be able to have my camp come and do everything, so I’m not going to break training for it at all,” Rousey told MMAjunkie.

The women’s UFC champ (7-0), scheduled to defend her title from fellow The Ultimate Fighter coach Miesha Tate in late December, joins the likes of wrestlers and MMA fighters turned-actors like “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Randy Couture, Oleg Taktarov and Gina Carano, who appeared in the prior Fast & Furious installment.

How do you think she’ll do? (It’s not her fault that both franchises are unoriginal piles of caca.)

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Kerri Walsh Jennings, Colin Kaepernick and Others Get Nekkid For 2013 ESPN Body Issue

Espn body issue covers 2013
ESPN have now released a ton of photos from their 2013 Body Issue to their website and look no further because I have them all. Right here. Naked. (I need the traffic.)

This year’s issue features the notable athletic butts of Colin Kaepernick (NFL), Olympic volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings, drag racer Courtney Force, Vernon Davis (NFL), 77-year-old golfer Gary Player and more.

“I like that I’m in shape but still look like a woman,” UFC champ Miesha Tate, scheduled to fight Ronda Rousey during a co-headline fight on December 28, 2013 (with Silva’s rematch against Weidman also on the bill), told the mag. “I don’t feel like I’ve had to give up my femininity to be an athlete.”  Continue reading “Kerri Walsh Jennings, Colin Kaepernick and Others Get Nekkid For 2013 ESPN Body Issue”