One of the most anticipated female fights in years is only hours away from taking place with Strikeforce bantamweight champ Miesha Tate putting her title on the line against brash judoka Ronda Rousey in the main event tonight at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey. The bad blood between the two talented 135ers has been well-documented and nearly spilled over during weigh-ins after Tate decided to go face-to-face with her unbeaten challenger.
Were the bout not enough, the card also features former middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza in action against Bristol Marunde, hard-hitting Brit Paul Daley duking it out with Kazuo Misaki, and a battle for top contendership in the lightweight division between K.J. Noons and Josh Thomson.
The prelims, also ripe with potential from an entertainment standpoint, start up at 8:00 PM EST on Showtime Extreme with the featured fights firing up two hours later on Showtime. As always, Five Ounces of Pain will be tuned in from start to finish relaying real time results back to readers as things unfold from the arena.
Read below for a full list of winners/losers from Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey:
Ryan Couture def. Conor Heun via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Pat Healy def. Caros Fodor via Submission Round 3 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Roger Bowling def. Brandon Saling via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Sarah Kaufman def. Alexis Davis via Majority Decision
Ronaldo Souza def. Bristol Marunde via Submission Round 3 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Lumumba Sayers def. Scott Smith via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Kazuo Misaki def. Paul Daley via Split Decision
Josh Thomson def. K.J. Noons via Unanimous Decision
Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via Armbar (Round 1)
PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE