Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey Results: Ronda Rousey Armbars Again, Wins Bantamweight Title

March 4, 2012
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Ronda Rousey StrikeforceRonda Rousey submitted Miesha Tate in the main event of Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday night, winning the women’s bantamweight championship.

Rousey executed her fifth consecutive first-round armbar, earning the title at 4:27 of the opening five minutes.

Tate pushed forward with punches and tagged her opposition with several strikes early in the round. Rousey got the fight to the ground and locked on an armbar, but Tate persevered, escaping and returning the the feet.

The champion did well to defend Rousey’s ground tactics, but after getting the fight back to the ground with a hip toss, the challenger locked on another armbar. This time, Rousey extended Tate’s arm to the point where the champion’s face showed extreme pain.

Tate tapped out and Rousey was awarded the championship belt.

The pre-fight banter between Tate and Rousey garnered a lot of headlines, but the performance by the new champion is sure to garner many more following Saturday night.

“I didn’t talk my way into that one,” Rousey said following the win. “She’s much more savvy on the ground than I anticipated. She’s good, she’s legit, but I don’t feel that bad about it.”

Tate said she respected the new champ, despite not caring much for her opposition going into the title bout.

“I really didn’t like her, so I wanted come out here and come out hard,” she said. “I got a little overzealous, she got the arm. I gotta give her respect.”

With the win, Rousey sustains her perfect record at 5-0 and now owns Strikeforce gold. In defeat, Tate drops to 12-3, losing her first fight in seven outings.

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  • Mma fanatic

    She is soooo fine! Her body is incredible !! I’ll never miss a Rhonda fight !! Congrads to the new champ!

  • gingerphillips-resler

    Rousey needs to take some of that money n get that wart taken off her cheek. I was hoping Tate would destroy Rhonda ‘wannabe a man’ Rousey… But unfortunately things didn’t work that way. Maybe next time I’ll see ‘mega man mouth’ get her just deserves… I’ll dream of doing it myself till then.

    • alhmiel

      so glad the big nose meisha got destroyed. that honker on tate is huge and needs reduced. Rousey is nice to look at. then there is dull sara kaufman the plain jane of MMA just ugly.

  • Keep that dream alive any way you can. Haters gonna hate.


    We now have to continue hearing Ronda run her mouth all the time…ugh…

  • maddawgmar

    I’d watch her run that mouth all day long. She’s hot, talented, and as dangerous as can be. Good job, look forward to seeing you rip Kaufmans arm off. Jus be careful of the steroid, horse broad.

  • alhmiel

    Sara Kaufman is dull ugly and boring and looks like aan escapee from an albino farm. sara isn’t ready for TV and sets woman’s mma back a decade.Keep the dull ugly Kaufman away from Ronda she is too bad looking for prime time.

  • Mario

    Ronda is a BEAST!

    Great fight last night! I loved it! 🙂

  • alhmiel

    so Tate’s boyfriend is going to smash Ronda teeth in? Wait till Nick Diaz hears about that. the wimp boyfriend is in trouble. That’s how Nick rolls and he likes Ronda.