Sports department for the student run radio station 90.3 WRST at UW-Oshkosh
This past Saturday there was history made in the UFC. As the times have been changing within the world of sports, so have the UFC. For the first time in UFC there was a fight between two women. The newly created Womens Bantamweight division saw its first action as Ronda Rousey took on Liz Carmouche.
It didn’t take long for Rousey to continue her dominance in the cage. Rousey took control of the fight within the first 3 mins after a early scare. Carmouche got Rouseys back early on in the first round where she almost had a rear naked choke, but Rousey showed her experience by being able to shake off Carmouche and regain control of the match. Rousey worked on top for majority of the first period working her ground and pound game that worked efficiently wearing down Carmouche. As it has been tradition in Rousey’s career in MMA, Rousey pulled out the arm bar and submitted Carmouche with under 30 seconds left in the first round.
“Is this real life right now?” Rousey asked, as she wore the belt for the first time. “I’m not sure.” The excitement that this new perspective of MMA fighting with the newly founded Womens division.
According to espn.com, Rousey’s next opponent could emerge from the UFC’s second scheduled female bout between Miesha Tate (13-3) and Cat Zingano (7-0). That bout is set to take place in Las Vegas on April 13.
Also, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida continued his journey back to become a UFC champion again. Machida managed to pull off a split decision win over Dan “Hendo” Henderson. Machida was a mastermind with working his kicks, and punches strategically throughout the three round bout. Machida has now won his last two bouts and has earned a title shot against Jon “Bones” Jones. Machidas last loss was to the now light heavyweight champion. This bout has not been scheduled yet.
World of Sports
Baseball has officially kicked off as Spring Training began this past weekend and It has me excited beyond belief with all of the moves that have been made this past off-season. There have been moves that blow your mind, such as the Marlins trading all of their superstars or even the low key moves like hiring a new bullpen hand to improve the team. The season doesn’t officially start for over a month from now, but Spring Training is the time where everyone gets an equal shot to achieve your dreams and earn that spot on a major league roster. What player will shock us all and become the next big superstar this season?
Tyler Lance, WRST Sports Director