Strikeforce: Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey on Showtime will take place during the Arnold Sports Festival at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, United States on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Tate vs. Rousey is considered one of the most anticipated female mixed martial arts events in the history of the sport. Not since Gina Carano vs. Cris “Cyborg” Santos has there been this much buzz for a women’s MMA championship bout main event.
Miesha Tate is the Strikeforce women’s 135-pound champion and Ronda Rousey is the undefeated challenger who loves to intimidate her opponents with trash talk outside of the cage and break arms inside the cage. Both women are dangerous and beautiful, and look to follow in the footsteps of former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano by bringing more attention to women’s MMA and hopefully getting the same level of success as well.
Strikeforce preliminary card on Showtime Extreme (8PM ET/PT)
Women’s Bantamweight bout: Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
Lightweight bout: Caros Fodor vs. Pat Healy
Lightweight bout: Ryan Couture vs. Conor Heun
Welterweight bout: Roger Bowling vs. Brandon Saling
Strikeforce main card on Showtime (10PM ET/PT)
Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout: Miesha Tate (Champion) vs. Ronda Rousey
Lightweight bout: K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson
Welterweight bout: Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki
Middleweight bout: Ronaldo Souza vs. Bristol Marunde
Middleweight bout: Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers
Watch Strikeforce “Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey” Saturday March 3, 2012 at 10PM ET/PT on Showtime.