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Ronda Rousey confident after ‘great’ preparation

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Undefeated MMA star Ronda Rousey said she feels in excellent condition ahead of her much-anticipated UFC193 showdown with Holly Holm in Melbourne.

Rousey, 28, has won all 12 of her fights – with 11 of those victories coming in the first round.

Her run of wins, and the devastating nature of them, makes the undefeated bantamweight champion the draw card in a sport experiencing a rapid rise in popularity.

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And the biggest ever MMA crowd is expected at Docklands on Sunday as Rousey fights Holm for the world bantamweight title.

While Joanna Jedrzejcyk and Valerie Letourneau do battle for the women’s straight title, and Aussie Mark Hunt is in action, all the attention is on Rousey.

And she is confident of extending her winning streak.

“I came out two weeks early to acclimatise, because now that I do MMA and they take such good care of me, I’m spoiled,” Rousey told the Herald Sun.

“I’ve been hiding in the crazy suite they put me in and training at an awesome facility.

“Preparation has been great.

“If she (Holm) walked in here right now, I’d be ready to throw down in this dress. It would be a sight.

“But legally, I have to wait and put on something more comfortable.”

Rousey, an Olympic medallist in judo, says she is now at the peak of her powers, having got to grips with the differences that mixed martial arts present.

“I came from judo, but I completely immersed myself in what I was missing, because I wanted to be that perfect martial artist and have that perfect style where I have no holes,” she added.

“Now, I feel like I’m at the point where it’s now the whole piece.”

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