Now it’s official: Ronda Rousey has signed with the UFC, becoming the first woman to step in the Octagon.
The Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion will begin fighting for the promotion in 2013, probably in the early months. The name for her first opponent is not confirmed yet, but there are rumors about Strikeforce competitor Liz Carmouche (last victory with Kaitlin Young at Invicta Fc 2). As you know, our hopes are for a Dream Fight against Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos.
On the other hand, losing the women’s division, the entire promotion of Strikeforce will end his glorious history following its show in January 2013. As consequence, many fighters then will Read more »
Strikeforce announced to have canceled its November 3 event in Oklahoma City.
As we have told you in the past days (Strikeforce’s prevoius news), several injuries crippled the card: headliner Frank Mir, as well as co-headliner and middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and former Olympic wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann were forced to withdrawal.
“Due to a series of injuries, we were forced to cancel the upcoming card on November 3 but are already working to put together a stacked card in January,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said in Read more »
After the knee injury that knocked Frank Mir out from the fight with Strikeforce grand prix winner Daniel Cormier (a replacement opponent has not yet been named), the bout, that will take place on November 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, loses another two protagonists.
Luke Rockhold has been forced to withdraw from his title defense against Lorenz Larkin because of a left hand injury. Rockhold, 27, posted six consecutive victories before capturing the middleweight title in September 2011 defeating Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. He has since defended his belt twice, first with ex-UFC light heavyweight Keith Jardine in January and taking a unanimous decision from Tim Kennedy in July.
A former light heavyweight, Lorenz Larkin has fought just Read more »
The verbal quarrel between Ronda Rousey and Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos continues (Ronda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg Santos first post), and we are happy, because we want to see this great fight.
“I think Cyborg really doesn’t have any other options besides me. I think she’s a victim of her own cheating, whereas when she was doped up and she looked like she was so head-over-heels above all these girls, it made the women’s division look bad. Then she cleaned out her own division because of that. Now she’s having to deal with the consequences of it. No one’s going to want to fight a cheater. I’m pretty much her only option and I’m chock full of options.” Ronda said recently.
Santos has not fought since failing a steroid test last December and lost her 145 pound title.
The Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion invited Cyborg to Read more »
She is one of the most popular covers for this year’s ESPN the Body Issue.
She is the the current Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion and the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo at the Summer Olympics.
She is undefeated and won all the matches by an impressive armbar in the first round.
She is Ronda Rousey, and everyone wants her. One on the top of the list is UFC president Dana White.
They were together at the recent Sons of Anarchy premiere for FX and the photographers were all for her. He is a huge fan of Ronda and said: “I absolutely, positively would bring Ronda Rousey into the UFC.”
If so, Ronda would be the Read more »
The MMA event more interesting of the weekend (Saturday, April 9) is organized by Strikeforce, which main event is Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley. Diaz (24-7-0) doesn’t lost since 2007 and defends for the third time his Strikeforce welterweight title (his second defense, against Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, is one of the best MMA fights of 2011), but the American fighter has to be careful because Daley (27-9-2) is a very dangerous opponent with 20 fights on 27 won by knockout. In the same evening there will be also the Strikeforce lightweight title at stake between Gilbert Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri: “El Nino” Melendez (18-2-0) is Read more »
The best MMA event of the week should be “Strikeforce Feijao vs Henderson” scheduled for Saturday, March 5. The main fight will be Dan “Hendo” Henderson vs Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante and will be valid for the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship. This fight night should be very exciting also for the presence of Melvin Manhoef, who will face Tim Kennedy, and another world title between Marloes Coenen and Liz Carmouche that will fight for the Strikeforce womens welterweight championship. This Strikeforce event will be broadcast live on Showtime (10 pm ET / PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Next Saturday, January 29, in San Jose California, are scheduled two important fights: we will see Nick Diaz defend his world welterweight title versus Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, but first there will be another exciting fight between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler for the middleweight world championship. Probably the winner of Diaz vs Cyborg will face former Cage Rage champion and UFC contender Paul “Semtex” Daley.
Nick Diaz vs Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler
One of the best mma events of 2011 it will be the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament scheduled for February 12. Fedor Emelianenko, after his first real defeat against Fabricio Werdum, will face Antonio Bigfoot Silva. The other quarterfinal fight it will be Andrei Arlovski versus Sergei Kharitonov. During the same night are scheduled also: