Sarah D’Alelio ( Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS ) Strikeforce Challengers 18 – August 12, 2011 After three amateur and two pro wins, all ending in the first round via armbar submission, Ronda Rousey was well known to hardcore fight followers when it was announced that she was signed to a Strikeforce contract. More casual […]
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And dominate she did, en route to her third consecutive win inside the Octagon. At UFC 183, the number two-ranked women’s bantamweight contender countered an early scare against McMann to earn a majority decision on the judges’ scorecards. Initially, Tate showed off her trademark toughness by simply battling through the knockdown and extending the fight […]
After being on the short end of two controversial split decisions, bantamweight Elizabeth Phillips was finally on the right side of a close verdict, surviving a ferocious late charge by Jessamyn Duke to win a unanimous decision. Scores were 29-28 across the board for Phillips, now 5-3; Duke falls to 3-3 with 1 NC. Phillips […]
All three judges saw it 30-27, for the number two-ranked Tate, now 17-5; the number five-ranked Eye falls to 11-3, 1 NC. Tate, who has lost bouts to current UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey for the UFC and Strikeforce titles, now hopes for a third crack at the unbeaten “Rowdy” Ronda, who is set to […]