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This weekend two American women will make sports history.

On Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif., mixed martial artist fighter Ronda Rousey will become the UFC's first female to defend a belt when she headlines a card in the first women's bout in the world's top MMA promotion. Then on Sunday in Daytona, Fla., race car driver Danica Patrick starts from the pole position in the Daytona 500 -- the first woman to do so -- as she tries to capture NASCAR's signature event.

It really doesn’t get any bigger than this for the ladies and they will generate significant attention for their respective sports.

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