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An absolute beautiful animation from Chris Rini of Womans Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in her last title defense fight against Alexis Davis. The fight lasting all of 16 seconds, this is a really cool example of his skill animation skill on wood. 

This next fight for Ronda should be a much tougher test against a very game Cat Zingano. Both undefeated and very keen on finishing their opponents, I think this will be the greatest woman’s MMA fight in UFC history. 

Greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), in the Hedgpeth Hills, Thunderbird Conservation Area, Glendale, Arizona.

During mating seasons roadrunners leave the ground for exposed perches on rocks or open branches of trees, to establish territories and improve visibility to potential mates. Or maybe they just want their pictures taken. 

Even The Mayor of the City Hosting the Super Bowl Admits the Game Costs Taxpayers Too Much

The Super Bowl will be played in Glendale, Ariz. on Sunday.

And the city’s mayor doesn’t seem thrilled about it.

"I totally believe we will lose money on this," Mayor Jerry Weirs told ESPN the Magazine.

How so? According to USA Today, Glendale will spend $30 million to host the game on Sunday. Last year, New York and New Jersey spent a combined $70 million for the game, which was played in East Rutherford, NJ.

Bird of the Day: Black-throated sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata), in the Thunderbird Conservation Area, Glendale, Arizona.

These are common birds on my desert walks, in town not so much. This is the season for extravagant display. I often see them in the tops of creosote bushes, or on the tallest boulders on the path, making “come hither” noises. Theirs is the first birdsong I’ve learned since relocating to the desert south. You can hear recordings at Cornell’s All About Birds website.