Noons/Thomson could be great, i'm hoping we get to see a little more activity from Thomson this year, if he is feeling any kind of ring-rust of whatever and decides to try standing with Noons he could be in some deep shit. Noons new apparent reserved style might serve him well too, i'm fancying a Noons upset (would it be considered an upset?).
Yeah that could be a great little fight. I don't think Noons winning would be too big of an upset to be honest. Especially as you say with Thomson maybe coming in a bit rusty.
This card looks fantastic on paper. Daley vs Misaki will be good stuff for however long it lasts. Misaki is known to get into some rough fights and I can see him being nutty enough to stand with Daley. He can take a battering but I'm not sure he can stand up to Daley's power too long.
Tate vs Rousey is very intriguing. There's so many unanswered questions about Ronda that makes this a really tough call. She couldn't have got off to a more impressive start in her career. The stats are ridiculous. 3-0 amateur, 4-0 pro and not one fight went past a minute. That's a ridiculous stat. But it does leave questions, has she really been tested? To get a title shot so early on in her career is a no lose situation imo. If she loses she was inexperienced, it doesn't mean she's all hype because she's still transitioning to MMA. She's not the finished article. But if she wins with only 4 pro fights, that will be a big accomplishment. And she's only gonna improve either way.
I've said before, I like Ronda. She has an exciting style and actually has some personality unlike a lot of the women fighters. She is to the women's MMA world what Tito Ortiz was to the UFC in the late 90s. She brings excitement and whether she's talking shite and you agree or disagree she's a talking point. And for marketing purposes, it doesn't hurt that she's fit as fuck either.
Very interesting fight. If I had to make a prediction, I'll go with experience in cases like this more often than not so I'll go Tate by decision. Maybe a TKO late on. Who really knows though? It could just be Rousey's time.