Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Fight Card Rumors

February 14, 2012
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Powered by Xyience LogoStrikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey
Date: March 3, 2012
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Main Card (on Showtime):
-Miesha Tate (12-2) vs. Ronda Rousey (4-0)†
-K.J. Noons (11-4) vs. Josh Thomson (18-4)
-Paul Daley (29-11-2) vs. Kazuo Misaki (24-11-2)
-Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (14-3) vs. Bristol Marunde (15-6)
-Scott Smith (17-9) vs. Lumumba Sayers (5-2)

Preliminary Bouts (on Showtime Extreme):
-Sarah Kaufman (14-1) vs. Alexis Davis (11-4)
-Caros Fodor (7-1) vs. Pat Healy (26-16)
-Ryan Couture (3-1) vs. Conor Heun (9-4)
-Roger Bowling (10-2) vs. Brandon Saling (8-5)

†For Tate’s Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship

Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Start Time:
Prelims on Showtime Extreme: 8 p.m. ET (Live)/8 p.m. PT (delayed on West Coast)
Main Bouts on Showtime: 10 p.m. ET (Live)/10 p.m. PT (delayed on West Coast)

  • VitoCapone

    I can’t say I have bought in to the Rousey hype yet. If Rousey can beat Tate I won’t think she is over-rated any longer. As of right now, here opponents have been low-level. With Tate, Rousey is going from the bottom to the top maybe to fast. Plus the weight cut is another thing she really hasn’t dealt with yet. Overall the card is pretty weak. Barnett and Cormier could be a brawl. Both have good skills on the ground and both are decent in a standup battle. Thomson takes Noons down and holds him for three rounds. Misaki tries to stand with Daley and gets KO’d in the first. But, this one could go the other way. Misaki could catch Daley in a armbar or a RNC, but I doubt it.

  • Mario

    Solid card.

    I’m looking forward to it :)

  • alhmiel

    Meisha Tate is average at best and limited in talent. Tate should get the crooked nose fixed up also. At least Sara Dull Kaufman is out of the picture.

  • VitoCapone

    I don’t know Mario. I’m not really seeing anything solid about Strikeforce these days. The last couple cards have been mediocre at best and the roster isn’t that strong anymore either. Strikeforce won’t be around after the Showtime deal is over, I would bet on that.

  • bbtakayama

    I wonder how many of the fighters on this card will test positive for steroids?

    Honestly though, I’d rather smell my own fecal matter than have to watch another Strikeforce card. Especially if we have to hear them talk afterwards.

    It will be nice when Strikeforce no longer exists.

    • xtutx

      Still I’d like to see Daniel Cormier vs Josh Barnett, though I think both of those guys will be fighting in the octagon soon.

    • phrankthetank

      Don’t really need to hear about your fecal matter related fetishes. The more organizations there are, the more opportunities there are for fighter development. I’m happy strikeforce is still around, and I hope it’s around for a while. If you support the sport support the fighters trying to develop and make a living, and support the organizations they fight in. Fighters dont typically hop out of a gym and directly into the UFC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001199721203 jonmendelsohn

    I am a fan of the Miesha and Bryan story. It is a love story that I am very into.

    Now back to the sport itself. I am hoping that Miesha kicks Rhonda’s ass. Do I honestly think this will happen? No. However, Miesha is a great wrestler, and if she trains hard, she could pull off the upset.

    Hard to believe that Miesha is a 7-1, maybe an 8-1 underdog. I really hope Miesha can prove everyone wrong.

  • alhmiel

    Meisha Tate is average at best. watch the video of tate getting KO’d by a kick to the head? Tate is not that talented.

    • Darren2112

      I got kicked in the head once during a fight. It really hurts…

  • matty

    When is cormier vs barnett going to happen? That will be the last strikeforce fight worth watching. By the way King Mo sucks.

  • mcrae

    Sarah Kaufman should be on the main card wtf?

  • alhmiel

    sara kaufman should pay just to get her plain boring self on TV. Watching Kaufman fight is worse than getting an enema.