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UFC 170: The Olympic Connection

UFC stars Rousey, McMann & Cormier first competed at same event at 2008 Olympic Trials in Las Vegas
BY GARY ABBOTT, USA WRESTLING 
"Excitement is building for UFC 170 in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, February 22, when three Olympic athletes will be included in the featured events on the card, including the first match in UFC history between two Olympians.

"The headline event is the Women’s Bantamweight Title fight between UFC champion Ronda Rousey, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in judo, against a 2004 Olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling, Sara McMann at 135 pounds. The other featured headliner will include two-time freestyle wrestling Olympian Daniel Cormier, who is battling another former wrestler, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, at 205 pounds.

"Fans may not know that this will not be the first time that these three great Olympic athletes competed together at the same event. Rousey, McMann and Cormier shared the mat during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo, held in the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., June 12-15, 2008."

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