Baszler, 33, is convinced that Rousey that other "stuff" in her arsenal besides the signature armbar technique the star judoka used to stop each of her first seven opponents, so she thinks Tate could be in for a rough night on Dec. 28.
"Ronda's gonna beat Miesha," Baszler said. "I've competed with Miesha. I'm confident. I was one of the people who used to think if you can stop Ronda's armbar, you can beat her. But I've trained with her, and she's got a lot of cool stuff besides the armbar. I do a lot of crazy stuff. People that have watched me know my grappling game is of the regular map that you'd see in a jiu-jitsu class. Ronda can keep up. She's no slouch. When we were training, while we're not competing, when we were training, I remember us having awesome grappling matches.
"She's got a ton of stuff. As someone who has a bunch of creative stuff, she has a lot of stuff that goes off the map as well, but nobody has forced her to go off the map."
It's not all that surprising that Baszler would predict a victory by Rousey, being that "The Queen of Spades" was part of Team Rousey during The Ultimate Fighter 18.
Rousey and Tate are set to fight on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev., in the co-main of UFC 168. When the ladies last fought, Rousey finished Tate with a crisp armbar at the 4:27 mark of the opening frame.
While Baszler explained that Rousey has lots of other tricks up her sleeve besides the armbar, she also wouldn't be surprised to see their UFC 168 fight end that way.
"Ronda's armbar is good enough that if you know it's coming, she still going to get it," Baszler said.
During Baszler's interview with MMA Fighting, she also opened up about her experience on TUF 18. She says she enjoyed it, but wouldn't be down to do it again.
"This is the way I explain this. I definitely don't regret it. It was a once-in -a-lifetime opportunity. I had a blast while I was there. It was great. But I hope to never do it again," she said. "I used to wonder why they didn't have a TUF All-Stars season like other reality shows. But now I know. I don't think they could get enough people to sign up again.
"You can't really explain it. Everything I have to explain makes you feel it's bad. But it wasn't bad and I loved it. The memories I'll have forever. But it was also like jail. We couldn't go anywhere. We had to go where they told us."