Today is Fallout 4 day and I am pretty excited about that. But as a UFC fan I am also on another hype train. The UFC 193 hype train.
If you weren’t already aware, this Sunday the UFC is bringing its very first show to Melbourne and it’s bringing an absolute humdinger. Quite literally it’s going to be the biggest live UFC event of all time. 70,000 people are expected to fill the Etihad Stadium when Holly Holm takes on Ronda Rousey for the women’s Bantamweight title. It’s gonna be noisy.
It’s also going to be historic. That’s the largest crowd the UFC has ever brought to a live event and for the first time ever there will be two women’s title fights on the same card. The lesser known Joanna Jędrzejczyk will be defending her Strawweight title against Valerie Letourneau and in a lot of ways Joanna is the more interesting fighter to watch.
As a fan of the sport, Jędrzejczyk is my favourite fighter to watch. She might be the best pure striker in the UFC — male or female. Ronda will take you down and make you tap in seconds, Joanna will brutalise you on the feet and leave your face a pulverised, bloody mess. It’s a case of choose your poison when fighting the UFC female champions.
It’s going to be an incredible card of fights.
So for today’s off topic I thought it might be fun to talk about UFC 193 and about mixed martial arts in general. When the UFC brings a big event to a new city they tend to bring a new group of fans to mixed martial arts. Are you interested in the fights? Will you be watching? Any predictions?