I also don’t know, but we do know, in general, more lean mass at the same weight = more strength, power, etc… In this case there’s no real way to know; however, all of these guys and girl are at the top of their respective classes so any advantage is going to affect the outcome.[/quote]
Fair enough. It is probably (almost certainly) true that Faber is stronger than Rousey. And it will definitely be an advantage in a MMA fight.
Just don’t know how much of an advantage it’ll be.
Another point I was trying to make is that MMA fights don’t start on the ground. She would have to either take them there or coax them into go there themselves. If she can’t accomplish that, it becomes a striking match that she will almost certainly lose.[/quote]
No fight starts on the ground, so that’s a bit of a moot point.
The woman is a judo Olympian. Her harai goshi is fucking awe-inspiring to most random judoka. We’d sacrifice our first-born if it meant we could do it as well as she does.
If she closes the distance and gets into a clinch, she’ll be throwing people. The only question is whether Faber allows that to happen. Since pretty much everyone accepts that Rousey is scary on the ground, but her boxing has much to desired, I very much doubt Faber would allow Rousey to get into a clinch.
And if it becomes a pure boxing match Faber will win because he’s much better at that than Rousey is. And so he wins.
But, afaik, none of this occurs between Faber is physically stronger than Rousey. If Rousey had better stand-up, then she’s probably win.