Nine fighters were issued medical suspensions after Saturday’s Strikeforce card in Ohio, including main event former champ Miesha Tate, who is out indefinitely after tapping to an armbar from new titleholder Ronda Rousey.
Former champions Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Josh Thomson were the leading earners Saturday at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey in Columbus, Ohio.
Ronda Rousey did precisely what she said she would do, submitting Miesha Tate with an armbar in the first round to win the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title.
Round-by-round and fight-by-fight coverage of the Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey main card starts at 10 p.m. Eastern here at HeavyMMA, including the women’s bantamweight title fight between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey.
Miesha Tate is an underdog in her first Strikeforce bantamweight title defense. But no matter – she fights best under pressure, she says, and plans to prove it to Ronda Rousey.