The first female fighter to join the UFC will be Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey. Strikeforce will officially close after its final event in January. This news was reported by TMZ on Wednesday night and mmafighting.com followed up with their sources to confirm its validity. As the women’s Strikeforce bantamweight champ, Rousey is undefeated at 6-0 professionally and 3-0 as an amateur. For those that don’t know, she finished each fight by
Ronda Rousey has captured all our hearts, including Dana White‘s. She is definitely the reason Dana is planning on adding a women’s division in the UFC. With the possibility of her contract ending early in the event Strikeforce closes its doors (as rumored), it may become a reality sooner than later. Either way I’m excited to watch the sport of WMMA, and can’t wait to witness the first female mixed martial
The subject of women in mixed martial arts may be an old hat, yet in the last couple years the discussion has shifted to the conversation of women joining the UFC. Until lately, UFC President Dana White has said there simply aren’t enough women currently competing at the upper levels of the sport to create a weight class within his promotion. “There’s finally money to be made,” said Dana to
With the cancellation of their October fight card and with their November 3rd card in trouble, is Strikeforce on the verge of closing down the UFC’s sister company? Watch the video below to see what Kenny Rice had to say on yesterday’s episode (or read it here) of Inside MMA: “Inside MMA’ has heard from multiple sources that the relationship between Strikeforce and Showtime may be coming to an end.
Multiple reports over the weekend surfaced about a possible injury Luke Rockhold has suffered putting him on the shelf for Strikeforce’s November 3rd card. Rockhold (9-0 SF) was scheduled to defend his middleweight title against Lorenz Larkin (4-0 SF) in the night’s co-feature, and after the injury the fight looks like it will have to be put on hold. News of Rockhold’s (wrist) injury was first reported by The MMA
With the Nov. 3 Strikeforce headliner a little more than a month away, Cormier is publicly campaigning for an opponent. Hopefully we don’t get stuck with bringing Todd Duffee back. My big question is: where is Mark Hunt when you need him? Frank Mir stepped up to take on Cormier is the last heavyweight Strikeforce fight, but with Mir’s injury and with Matt Mitrione unwilling to take the fight, Strikeforce heavyweight
A lightweight matchup between Canadian Mark Bocek (11-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos (17-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been added to UFC 154. The card is expected to feature the unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim titleholder Carlos Condit, although not yet signed. The card takes place Nov. 17 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
The best part of this video is watching Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey call out Cris “Cyborg” after her successful title defense against former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champ Sara Kaufman. She goes as far as calling Cyborg a cheater. Well put.
Jacare Souza is a top contender in the middleweight division of mma and it’s time for him to see top level competition in the UFC. A highly anticipated rematch between himself and current champion Luke Rockhold is likely in the future, but if Souza and his camp is smart, they will answer the phone when the UFC comes calling.
Bantamweight Championship bout: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman: Rousey is without a doubt the most talked about female fighter in all mma and is more popular than Gina Carano or Cris “Cyborg” these days. She is a dangerous fighter, but her opponent is ready to spoil her fun and derail the Rousey “hype” train. Kaufman has good take-down defense, good jiu jitsu and will definitely have the advantage in the striking