Ronda Rousey is heading to Australia. The UFC's breakout star of 2015, who has transcended mixed martial arts, becoming a global phenom in the process, is set to headline UFC 193 at Melbourne's 54,000-seat Etihad Stadium.
Less than five months after claiming the vacant UFC light heavyweight belt, champion Daniel Cormier is back in action, and looking for his first title defense, headlining the UFC 192 main event against former challenger Alexander Gustafsson.
Unlike any combat sports event that has ever come before it, Dynamite 1 has the potential to turn MMA fans on to the intricacies and nuances of kickboxing, and vice versa, with little chance to alienate either core audience.
In a couple of weeks I will begin my last full year of graduate school. It feels exciting and rewarding, but there is a large sense of pressure that tags along with it, as well. I did well this past year. However, I saw many opportunities I didn't partake in.