MMA is all about transitions, and so is this episode of Heavy Hands. Including this excellent segue!

Ronda Rousey, the armbar queen of the UFC, is currently riding a two-knockout streak. It’s not that she’s abandoned her judo base, but rather that she’s found a way to really make it work for MMA, which means setting up her throws with strikes, and vice versa. She faces Cat Zingano this weekend in the main event of UFC 184.

Also featured on the card is Holly Holm, who racked up 33 career wins as a professional boxer. She faces Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut. Your hosts discuss her chances against the game Pennington, and what her style means for her should she meet champion Rousey down the road.

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Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s training video

BJJ Scout’s Ronda Rousey breakdown



  1. Matt says:

    I usually love these episodes, but this is my least favourite so far. I would like to hear more talk about the guys in the lower weight classes, like dillashaw, johnsson, cruz, etc.
    I hope i didnt insult anyone, you have done great job with the podcast!

    • Connor says:

      No, we’re happy to hear your thoughts. We’ll have some good lower weight class discussion in a couple of weeks when Lamas and Mendes meet, and you can be sure we’ll cover Dillashaw, Mighty Mouse, or anyone else we deem interesting enough to break down in future episodes.

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