Ronda Rousey Captures Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship Via First-Round Armbar Submission Over Miesha Tate

Written by: Eddie Goldman
2012-03-04
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From Showtime:

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 4, 2012)
– In the main event of STRIKEFORCE®: TATEvs. ROUSEY  on SHOWTIME®, RondaRousey (5-0), of Venice, Calif. won the STRIKEFORCE Women’s BantamweightChampionship with her fifth straight victory – and fifth straight first-roundsubmission via armbar - over Miesha Tate(12-3), of Yakima, Wash. at 4:27 of round one from the Nationwide Arena inColumbus, Ohio.

Full Card Official Results

Josh Thomson (19-4, 1 NC), of SanJose, Calif., scored a unanimous decision with title implications in thelightweight division over KJ Noons(10-4), of San Diego, Calif., by the scores of 29-28 three times.

Kazuo Misaki (25-11-2, 1 NC), ofTokyo, Japan, won a bloody split decision over Paul Daley (29-12-2), of Nottingham, England. The scores were30-27, 29-28 for Misaki and 29-28 for Daley.

Lumumba Sayers (6-2), of Denver,Colo. submitted Scott Smith (18-10,1 NC), of Elk Grove, Calif., via guillotine choke after catching him with ahighlight reel back body drop.

“Jacare” Souza (15-3, 1 NC), of Riode Janeiro, Brazil, submitted BristolMarunde (15-7), of Las Vegas, Nev., via arm triangle choke at 2:43 in thethird round.

Headling the card on SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SarahKaufman (15-1), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, won a majority decisionwith title implications in the women’s bantamweight division over Alexis Davis (11-5), of Jensen Beach,Fla., by the scores of 29-28 two times and 29-29.

Roger Bowling (11-2), of Cincinnati,Ohio, stopped Brandon Saling (8-6),of Byesville, Ohio, on strikes in the second round.

Pat Healy (29-17), of Portland,Oregon, submitted Caros Fodor (7-1,1 NC), of Kirkland, Wash., at 3:35 in the third round.

Ryan Couture (4-1), of Las Vegas,Nev., scored a TKO via referee stoppage due to strikes over Conor Heun (9-5),of Hollywood, Calif., at 2:52 of round three.

Mauro Ranallo called the action alongside analysts Frank Shamrock and PatMiletich with Heidi Androl serving as cageside reporter. The executive produceris David Dinkins Jr.
 
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