Ronda Rousey reportedly signs deal with the UFC

Given the steady decline of Strikeforce over the past year it seemed fairly clear the organization was in trouble. Now, it appears the company will promote its final show on January 12 before folding, and with bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey not scheduled for action the ascending star looks to have already joined the UFC roster.

According to a report from TMZ, Rousey has inked a deal with the UFC and will compete in the Octagon next year where she will put her belt on the line against Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann, or Cristiane Santos.

Supporting the rumor, former divisional queen Miesha Tate went on Twitter and posted, “So stoked to be fighting for the UFC. It’s been a dream of mine for along time! SO happy it’s finally come true.”

Neither the UFC or Strikeforce have issued a comment but it seems a statement should be forthcoming at this point.

An Olympic medalist in judo, Rousey is 6-0 with all six victories featuring an opening round Armbar finish. Her last outing came this past August against Sarah Kaufman, the first successful defense of the 25-year old’s career.

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7 COMMENTS
  • MCM says:

    Quick, buy stock in Invicta FC!

    I hope the UFC does more than just one division in WMMA. I know they’ll do the 135lb but there are a ton of really good fighters at 145lb too. I’d hate for Cyborg to knock Rhonda off her pedestal and have Dana sour on WMMA before it really gets started.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    that picture on the front page creeps me out every time, i wish you guys would stop using it.
    That fat bald head fuck with his fat fucking tongue lolling filthy fucker

    on topic, fuck Ronda Rousey, sign all the other decent fighters who have been fucked over since the Zuffa purchase. yeah yeah i know Gilbert chose to sign on with Strikeforce instead of eesewhere so its his fault, dumbass shoulda known he wasnt gonna be fighting more than once every three years against nobody who gives a shit.
    i’m not just talking about the big names being signed either, Tarec, Kennedy, Nunes, Hirota, Amagov, Villante, Terry, Nah-Shon etc

    UFC will probably sign the champions plus Jardine & OSP, awesome

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Looking forward to thoes names in the UFC Hindsight, KJ vs Cerrone or Pettis would be a blast or even vs Nate at some point. As for the ladies I hope they get either Cyborg or Mcmann for Rouseys first fight. Hope to see Liz Carmouch vs Tate for a #1 contender fight also.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Never been a fan of the female fights. cyborgs the only one ive seen with good stand up game roundas stand up isnt impressive. I dont see how ufc changes their mind about females because rousy theres way better male match ups they should focus on. rousy imo hasnt proved anything and got signed because shes popular if I coached at a mma gym id take time to teach them how to talk shit thats how to get a fight these days not being well rounded.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    ” I dont see how ufc changes their mind about females… ”

    MONEY!

    Even if they only get a limited run with the ladies division its something new to the UFC and there’s a few marketable (sexy) ladies whom Zuffa can plaster in commercials and billboards.

    Their key demo is 18-35… so having decent looking women on a card can only help.

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  • Creature says:

    ” cyborgs the only one ive seen with good stand up game” Go watch Julie Kedzie’s fight with Meisha Tate, Kedzie was putting on a stand up clinic, also sarah kauffman and marloes coenan also have pretty good stand up

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  • raker says:

    I don’t care where it happens but I’m dieing to see Rousey vs. Carano in a tub of jello. Make it happen Dana!!

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