Ronda Rousey Captures Strikeforce 135 Pound Women’s Title With First Round Armbar Submission Of Miesha Tate
The fight lived up to all its hype and gave a strong boost to the credibility of women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
After an electrifying, back-and-forth tussle, 24-year-old Olympic Judo Bronze Medalist and MMA rising phenom “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (5-0) seized the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight (135 pounds) championship in what was just her fifth professional MMA start, by submitting Miesha “Takedown” Tate with the armbar that has become Rousey’s signature finishing move, at the 4:27 mark of the first round of their main event matchup at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3.
Complete Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Results:
Main Event Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:27 – Rousey becomes new women’s bantamweight champion
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, 28-29, 29-28)
Lumumba Sayers def. Scott Smith via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:34
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Bristol Marunde via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 2:43
Sarah Kaufman def. Alexis Davis via majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Roger Bowling def. Brandon Saling via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:15
Pat Healy def. Caros Fodor via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:35
Ryan Couture def. Conor Heun via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:52