PHOTO CREDIT: ESTHER LIN / STRIKEFORCE
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 4, 2012) – In the main event of STRIKEFORCE®: TATE vs. ROUSEY on SHOWTIME®, Ronda Rousey(5-0), of Venice, Calif. won the STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Championship with her fifth straight victory – and fifth straight first-round submission via armbar – over Miesha Tate (12-3), of Yakima, Wash. at 4:27 of round one from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Full Card Official Results
Josh Thomson (19-4, 1 NC), of San Jose, Calif., scored a unanimous decision with title implications in the lightweight division overKJ Noons (10-4), of San Diego, Calif., by the scores of 29-28 three times.
Kazuo Misaki (25-11-2, 1 NC), of Tokyo, Japan, won a bloody split decision over Paul Daley (29-12-2), of Nottingham, England. The scores were 30-27, 29-28 for Misaki and 29-28 for Daley.
Lumumba Sayers (6-2), of Denver, Colo. submitted Scott Smith (18-10, 1 NC), of Elk Grove, Calif., via guillotine choke after catching him with a highlight reel back body drop.
“Jacare” Souza (15-3, 1 NC), of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, submitted Bristol Marunde (15-7), of Las Vegas, Nev., via arm triangle choke at 2:43 in the third round.
Headling the card on SHOWTIME EXTREME®, Sarah Kaufman (15-1), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, won a majority decision with title implications in the women’s bantamweight division over Alexis Davis (11-5), of Jensen Beach, Fla., by the scores of 29-28 two times and 29-29.
Roger Bowling (11-2), of Cincinnati, Ohio, stopped Brandon Saling (8-6), of Byesville, Ohio, on strikes in the second round.
Pat Healy (29-17), of Portland, Oregon, submitted Caros Fodor (7-1, 1 NC), of Kirkland, Wash., at 3:35 in the third round.
Ryan Couture (4-1), of Las Vegas, Nev., scored a TKO via referee stoppage due to strikes over Conor Heun (9-5), of Hollywood, Calif., at 2:52 of round three.
Mauro Ranallo called the action alongside analysts Frank Shamrock and Pat Miletich with Heidi Androl serving as cageside reporter. The executive producer is David Dinkins Jr.
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Owned and operated by Forza, LLC, a subsidiary of Zuffa, LLC, which also owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand, STRIKEFORCE® is a world-class mixed martial arts promotion based in Las Vegas, Nev. that currently holds live events annually across the United States. First established as a mixed martial arts entity in 2006, STRIKEFORCE now broadcasts its events live on Showtime® Networks, Inc. and has produced two live, primetime events on the CBS Television Network. With a growing roster featuring the world’s elite competitors, STRIKEFORCE has cemented its place as a leader in providing quality mixed martial arts action.
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