On February 28, UFC 184 will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will feature a five-fight card with the consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound female fighter in the world, Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey (10-0, 2 KOs), defending her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship for the fifth time. The bout against number one rated bantamweight challenger Cat “Alpha” Zingano (9-0, 5 KOs) fighting out of Broomfield, Colorado will be serving as the card’s main event. Initially, a UFC Middleweight Championship bout featuring Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort was expected to serve at the event’s headliner, but when Chris Weidman pulled out of the bout last month, Ronda Rousey’s championship defense was upgraded to the main event slot with another women’s bantamweight fight featuring Raquel Pennington (5-5-0, 1 KOs) vs Holly Holm (7-0, 6 KO’s) serving as the co-featured bout.
On TicketIQ, UFC 184 tickets on the secondary market have a current average price of $375.87, with the least expensive ticket to get into this event priced at $93. UFC 184 tickets are 29% below the average price compared to the UFC 183 tickets which was $527.51, which featured Anderson’s Silva’s comeback bout against Nick Diaz. However, UFC 184 tickets are less expensive because the original main event was scrapped and the card’s main headliners feature two women’s bantamweight bouts. While Ronda Rousey’s undefeated record as a champion and place in the overall UFC pound for pound ratings earns her great respect, the loss of the original main event has impacted ticket prices on the secondary market.
In the main event, the 28-year-old Ronda Rousey will look to make the fifth defense of her title. Rousey has submitted eight of her ten opponents by armbar. Rousey’s fighting style consist of Judo and boxing as she typically like to ground her opponents with tosses and sweeps where she can get into the top position finishing with strikes and submissions. Her opponent, 32-year-old Cat Zingano, is also undefeated in nine bouts. She has shown good power, winning five of her last six bouts by knockout, and has shown the ability to submit an opponent with a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in what could be a tough matchup with Rousey.
In the co-main event, Raquel Pennington takes on Holly Holm in a matchup of two Bantamweights looking to climb the rankings for a potential title shot against Rousey in the near future. Holm brings a deep fighting background with experience as a professional boxer, kickboxer, and an undefeated record in mixed martial arts. Pennington has five losses so far in her mixed martial arts career but is coming off a win in UFC 181.