A lot of people were impressed with Ronda Rousey's history-making win inside the Octagon at UFC 157 last weekend in Anaheim. Top female bantamweight contenders Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano weren't among them.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey proved that females belong inside the Octagon by showing how they can fight just as well as their male counterparts. Look no further than her submission win over Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 for one of her many examples.
Watch it again here if you need a reminder.
While the "Rousey vs. Carmouche" headliner last weekend (Feb. 23, 2013) in Anaheim had UFC President Dana White gushing over its historical significance, not everyone was enamored with the "Rowdy" performance in the UFC 157 main event.
We already know "Cupcake" has promised to "rip her face off" if she gets another shot at Rousey in the near future, but Zingano, Tate's opponent at The Ultimate Fighter 17 (TUF) Finale this April, was also downplaying the Olympian's seventh-straight win since turning pro in early 2011.
"It's impressive because it's the first female fight in the UFC and I'm very proud that we're all a part of it, but I feel like there is a lot you can do to deal with the things she puts out there. I think there are a lot of holes in her game that can be filled. Time will tell. I'm sure she has more of an arsenal, she's been an athlete her whole life, but it doesn't mean she can do it to everyone, it just means she's done it up until now. I haven't looked past Miesha for one second but I'm definitely not taking my eye off that belt."
Like the champ, Zingano is a perfect 7-0 as a pro but has three technical knockout wins to complement her three submission victories. "Alpha" now has the opportunity to insert herself into a future title fight if she can polish off Tate, who held the division strap in 2012 before surrendering it to Rousey.
See more UFC 157 results and fallout here.