Gisteravond namen Miesha Tate en Ronda Rousey het tegen elkaar op voor de Strikeforce bantamweight titel in de Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Rousey wist deze partij evenals haar voorgaande partijen al in de eerste ronde op submission te winnen.

Submission in de eerste ronde

Al in de eerste ronde wist Ronda Rousey de vacante Strikeforce titel binnen te slepen. Ze wist al haar professionele MMA-partijen in de eerste ronde te beslissen door middel van en armbar. “Ze was beter op de grond dan ik verwacht had,” aldus Rousey na het gevecht.

Main Card (Showtime):
Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via submission (armbar) at 4:27, round 1; Rousey claims Strikeforce bantamweight title
Josh Thomson def. K.J. Noons via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kazuo Misaki def. Paul Daley via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Lumumba Sayers def. Scott Smith via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:34, round 1
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Bristol Marunde via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:43, round 3
 
Preliminary Bouts (Showtime Extreme):
Sarah Kaufman def. Alexis Davis via majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Roger Bowling def. Brandon Saling via TKO at 1:15, round 2
Pat Healy def. Caros Fodor via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:35, round