The Challenges Await
Although Rousey is a global superstar, there may be one problem that hinders her mixed martial arts (MMA) career, and that would be a lack of challengers. The 135-pound division seems to slightly weak, and immediate challengers for Rousey are unknown.
That doesn’t seem to be the case for Jedrzeczyk, however. If she indeed comes out of UFC 193 victorious, she will have a highly-anticipated and intriguing rematch with Gadelha waiting for her.
The winner of December 10’s Rose Namajunas and Paige VanZant bout could also put forth a soon to be title contender. Namajunas fought in the inaugural title bout, and has proven to be a top level competitor, while VanZant is a possible breakthrough star.
Tecia Torres also remains in the top five, while Aisling Daily could be a prospect to watch, although she’s a ways away from the top of the division.
Ultimately, a champion is nothing without suitable challengers, a situation that may hurt Rousey. Jedrzeczyk seems to have challengers awaiting, which will keep fans interested in watching her.
Of course all of this relies on “Joanna Champion” winning this weekend, but the future seems to be bright for the Polish title holder.